That Time of Day

In photography, the first and last hours of sunlight during the day are known as the “magic” hours, or sometimes the “golden” hours. They’re when the sun is right about to set, or just starting to rise, depending on the time of day. They’re incredible because the lighting is low and completely natural. The only downside to shooting during the magic hours is that it takes place in a very limited window of time. I shot this family right at the start of the magic hour when the scenery all around us started glowing with brilliant reds and oranges. The end result was stunning—gorgeously colored photos, lit naturally.

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