By Roger Moffatt
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The Golden Hour is a magical time of day for photography and now you can keep track of it wherever you are in the world with our comprehensive and easy to use application. Designed for use when you have no network access, almost every feature is entirely functional when you are on a remote shoot.
The web version of the Golden Hour was voted cool site of the day by America's Digital Goddess and has been featured by Canon Europe, PC World and a host of forums and blogs around the world. Now available for the iPhone, iPad and more detailed than ever.
Named by Digital Photography School as one of only 3 MUST HAVE productivity apps for photographers.
Now featuring your own bookmarks for keeping track of favourite places. Preloaded with some renowned photographic locations around the world.
New mapping features allow you to select a location faster and more accurately than ever before, PLUS access to the online geonames database of millions of places.
This application does not need access to the internet and is therefore great for iPod touch owners as well.
Our easy to use interface has 4 primary tabs putting the important information at your fingertips whether you are an architect needing to know where the sun will be on a given day or a professional photographer planning their next photo shoot.
World Sun Clock display showing more detail than a simple day-night terminator as we colour code the golden hour and more. Rotate your iPhone or iPod to landscape orientation to get detailed timings on key events of the day.
Sun Azimuth and Elevation display, find exactly where the sun will be in the sky for any time of day.
Golden Hour display, the same great graph that our website users will be familiar with, this tab shows the altitude of the sun throughout the 24 hours of the current day with markers for Sunrise, Sunset and the Golden Hour. Explore any date of the year with the slider or new improved date picker and nudge dates up or down simply by tapping to the left or right.
Our location finder allows you to drill down through our comprehensive database of nearly 200,000 carefully selected locations from every country in the world. Every country or territory has a full colour flag and a fully indexed and searchable list of locations. For each location we display the latitude and longitude plus other useful information such as approximate population and Olsen Timezone. Now featuring access to the online geonames database plus location setting via the built in maps.
Features a complete years worth of the amazing NASA blue marble satellite images of earth - see how winter and summer transform our planet as the snow comes and goes as you change dates.
Calculations and Accuracy
For maximum accuracy and reliability, a tried and tested C++ library developed by astronomers performs the astronomical calculations. The library implements the high accuracy algorithms in the definitive reference book by Jan Meeus and has been in use for over 10 years.
Like the app? Please remember to rate it in the store, and if you have feedback or questions, please do get in touch using the customer service links provided. We love hearing directly from our users and the more of you that get in touch, the better any future versions can be!
What's New in Version 4.0
• Revised graphics
• Bug fixes
I have found so many places to look up sunset times, gold hour, and blue hour. They all seem to be so complicated. This one makes my life so easy. It's quick it's easy to tell me what I need to know and it's accurate. I also like the picture that shows the sun and golden hours moving toward you. It's wonderful!
Perfect for scouting light and locations
I'm a pro photographer and rely on Golden Hour constantly for planning, scouting, and scheduling my photo shoots. The sun dial is especially useful when scoping out a location and seeing where the sun will be located throughout the remainder of the day. It's also ideal for planning the optimum time to photograph a location, as well.
Great App, needs a time zone setting.
Missed a sunrise because the time zone was set to eastern even though I'm in central. Could not find option to change.