Your personal assistant for outdoor photography.

Featured by Apple on „Apps that we love”, from FStooper he got "seal of approval", selected by as "Coolest Filmmaking Gadget of 2016".

GoldenHour. One helps you to find the best time, place and weather for your outdoor pictures. knows ahead of the time your chance for a good photo. It can predict the light, sky and moon indexes from local weather forecast anywhere in the world.

= Exceptional Features =
• Sky Index - will show you a chance for dramatic sky,
• Light Index - shows a chance for portraits landscape and architecture.
• Moon Index - shows a chance for moon photo.
• One quick glance and you know, if you go to the photo or not.

Pick any place on the map and GoldenHour. One will show you sun position during golden hour.
If the sun is not where you have imagined, you can either move the pin to a new position or use the slider pick another date when the sun is in the desired position.
GHO won’t let you miss any opportunity.
Pick any event you would like to remind for and GoldenHour. One will remind you in advance.

= Features =
• Clean and easy to use interface
• Golden and blue hour
• Moon hour - best time for moon photo
• Sky Index - predicting the chance for a dramatic photo of sunrise or sunset.
• Light Index - predicting conditions for portraits panoramas and architecture.
• Moon Index - predicting conditions for moon photo.
•5-day photography specific weather forecast.
• Unique weather descriptions from a photographer's perspective - know what to expect when shooting.
• Visual search on the map: move the pin as you need it.
• Find the best place for your photo on the map.
• Check the line of sight of the sun and moon for any date and time.
• Map compass mode.
• List of favorite locations and events for future use.
• Time/direction of sun and moon rise/set.
• View azimuth and altitude of sun/moon for any time of day/night
• Moon phase, age and illumination.
• Civil, nautical and astronomical twilight.
• Celestial events including moon phases, lunar eclipse and solar eclipse
• Network connection not required for rise/set time, azimuths and sun/moon position
• Automatic time zone detection.
• Elevation above sea level.
• Distance, bearing and elevation angle between any two points
• Works everywhere. Worldwide.
• A beautifully crafted visual experience.

I am interested in your opinions and ideas; you can send me them directly from the app.

They wrote about us:, KodakIT,,,,, …

".... GoldenHour.One gets the Fstoppers seal of approval." -

"Finding perfect light has never been easier - we are loving this golden hour app for photographers" -

"Coolest Filmmaking Gadget of 2016" -

"The app serves as a great tool to plan shots with the perfect light conditions" -

"Overall, it’s one of the best designed and most thoroughly thought out golden hour apps available." -

Olivier Sarbil, photojournalist, war reporter
"Good help with GoldenHour.One app to get right time and place for shooting at the golden hour."

Adam Batchelor, director of photography
"Testing the app GoldenHour.One it's done a great job at pinpointing the perfect time and place to get that Terrence Malick style shot."

by Graus85
"This is a must for photographer at all levels! Lots of functionalities and alerts! Recommend!"

What's New

Version 2.0

-- Fixed an error blocking the calculation of weather indexes. --

-- The application is working with the Moon. --
It will show when and where the Moon will be seen in the sky. Recommended best shooting time. From the current weather forecast, calculate the chance of a Moon photo.

-- We've improved the map --
Location of Sun and Moon for any time. The time can be changed in minutes. We have added the location of the East of the Moon and the Moon's west.

You can mark your target with a pin. The application shows the distance, direction and elevation angle, and the difference between the altitude of the photographer and the target.

Now you can save space, time and destination as an event.

We have added detailed information
Now the application shows all information about the Sun and the Moon. Event time, azimuth, altitude, phase, twilights, celestial events.

New graphics
We've changed the icons in the app for more clarity, modified colors,

OS 11 and iPhone
The new application supports IOS 11 and iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

54 Ratings

54 Ratings

I love this app!


This app has proved itself to be very useful. I've lost count of how often I have wasted my time and energy to get to a location to shoot a sunrise or sunset only to be let down by a boring sky. This app won't guarantee you a great shot, but it will greatly improve your odds. I highly recommend. My only question is: how do you generate revenue, with no IAPs and no ads?
Update: lowering my review. Too many times I’ve left my camera at home because this app said “forget it. Overcast” only to find stunning clouds filling the sky. My window would be a better predictor if there wasn’t a giant tree in front of it.

Good little app

Edumacated Redneck

I haven’t tried the weather portion of the app, but for looking up the golden hour based on location it works fine for me. I am not a professional photographer, but when I travel I like to use it try to get a better shot than I might have normally.

Waste of money


Don’t know what is more stupid, this useless app or me for buying it. I thought it would allow you to select a location for a shoot away from where you are. That would have had some value for planning. The way this works is really no better than just walking outside and looking at the light.

Developer Response

I’m sorry, but this is misunderstanding. Of course you can pick any place on the map, you even have several options. 1) Find any place on the map, tap and hold with your finger and the pin will move right there. 2) You can also find the place by name. On the map screen, tap the bottom right button with the arrow. In the menu you will find search button allowing you to enter name of any significant location on earth. I believe everything is clear now.


Hana Kusova
44.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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