Magic Hour (also called golden hour) is the time of day around sunrise and
sunset when the light is great for photography and cinematography. It is
typically when the sun is between 6 degrees below the horizon to 6 degrees
above. This sunlight is evenly dispersed and helps you create gre...
We were in Moab and wanted to catch sunrise at Arches National Park. My brother told me about Magic Hour, so I popped it open and figured out our drive time and hike time to get to North Window. We were there easily in time for a gorgeous sunrise, and then when everyone else left, I checked Magic Hour and we still had 20 minutes left. We stayed and got beautiful morning sun photos with no people in them. Thanks for helping our expedition, Magic Hour!!
I love sunrises and sunsets but i always thought it was so hard to find when they were happening. I love this app because it will count down for you tell you and even remind you. The only thing I would change would be to have the chance to change to background where it counts down.
Can’t see future dates anymore
I’m not really sure what happened. You used to be able to go to the Calendar in the app and check the golden hour for any given date. Now when you click on it, it’s just making me add a golden hour event to my regular calendar. Not helpful at all. I don’t know if this is a glitch or something in the settings got changed when I’m frustrated. If it doesn’t get figured out soon I’m deleting it and finding a new one but I’m annoyed because I paid money for this app!
Great app for better pics
Knowing exactly when magic hour occurs (app gives exact times for the twice daily magic hour) is key to having the right light that produces better pics. This app is dead simple to understand and I couldn't get the same results (especially for my travel photography) without it. THANK YOU!
I am an amateur photographer and I use this app everyday. To have an app that reminds me when the best light to take pictures is approaching, I couldn't ask for anything more. I love how they explain what Magic Hour is and how they find Magic Hour, in a very understanding way.
Love this app but....
I love this app so I decided to buy the add locations feature for .99 because I wanted to see how sunrise and sunset were different in Barrow Alaska compared to where I live in Michigan. So I added Barrow Alaska and the first thing I see is a message saying... “Our algorithms are not working for this location at this time. This occurs near the poles days and nights tonight.” The reason I bought this add on was to see data for barrow Alaska. I really hope this gets updated soon. 🙁
Why can’t I add a schedule to my calendar?
This app can display the magic hours for my current location, but I cannot add a schedule entry into my iPhone calendar so I can plan a shoot. It requires me to add a location first, then and only then will it let me put a magic hour event in my calendar. Why???? Why does this app display a background photo which has nothing to do with my current location? Example: I selected Huntington Beach, California. The photo this app shows for this location is some desert scenery. Why????
This app really performs when you need to know that special golden hour. However, I noticed that I need to add another hour to what their golden hour signifies for me in Michigan. The golden hour that shows in the app is more like twilight hour for me. It isn’t a huge issue especially for a free app. It’s very nicely laid out and I can at a glance know when the sun is going to be setting.
This app is a really great surprise.
I had already found that my most interesting shots were during the “magic hour”. Now I have a clever assistant to help me be where and when I want to be to get the best pictures. It’s worth way more than it costs.
I love it
I wish I heard of this app a long time ago; it’s everything I needed and then some. It’s simply to use, easy to navigate, and on top of that it tells you what time the magic hour will occur, and it also gives you insights about moon phases as well.
Connects the left brain with the right brain.
This app understands my love of light, and quantifies its availability. One side of my brain yearns for this 'magical' light around sunrise and sunset. The other side has to calculate when it appears next. The two sides do not always connect. This app facilitates that conversation.
Love it. Very accurate . Doesn’t take elevation or hills into account. That would be a lot to ask.
The old version worked great but had lackluster looks. Version 1.4 is much more attractive . Very helpful for timing the best light, figuring out when wrap will be and bumming out DPs .
I have quite relished this app for some time...
however, it has been crashing on startup with the new update on iOS 10.3 for iPhone 5 - disappointing to say the least, though I hope everyone else is being well supported. (June 2018) Thank you developers for your hard and caring work.
Great golden hour predictor
Helpful sunrise conditions predictor for photographers. I use it almost daily as I start researching weather predictions for an upcoming golden hour. It’s right most of the time telling me whether it’s worth going out to shoot sunrise or sunset.
Good, not yet great
So many more obvious possibilities to improve the sunset watcher experience. How about curating the quality of the sunset based on user location, so I know when to really make an effort to step outside and watch an amazing sunset? Otherwise this is just an alarm clock.
Yes. Magic Hour is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 3,216 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Magic Hour Is 61.4/100.
Yes. Magic Hour is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 3,216 Magic Hour User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Magic Hour Is 61.4/100.
Magic Hour works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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