40 Outstanding Golden Hour Photos for Your Inspiration

The unique light presented during the golden hours – the time just after sunrise and just before sunset – is a beautiful sight to be seen. The strong angle of the sun creates strong shadows and brings out texture that is not visible during the day, illustrating how much your scene can change with different lighting.

The golden hours can completely transform a landscape -it has the power to outline subjects with a line of golden light (also known as rim lighting) and illuminate the atmosphere of a misty morning sunrise.

Many landscape photographers will only photograph their scenes under this light – the amount of depth and drama possible is unparalleled to anything the daytime can present.

Take a moment and browse through our stunning collection of golden hour photos. From portraits to landscapes, you can create an awe-inspiring scene by photographing during this small window of opportunity.

To learn how to take amazing photos like the ones you see below, check out The Golden Hours: A Guide to Photographing the Light of Sunrises and Sunsets.

Martin Sojka
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Trey Ratcliff
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h.koppdelaney
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Bethan
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Trey Ratcliff
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Seth Rader
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Fadzly Mubin
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harold.lloyd
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Paulo Dourado
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Wolfgang Staudt
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Christopher O’Donnell
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Sandy Redding
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Leong Him Woh
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Trey Ratcliff
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Hartwig HKD
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Spitefully
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Evan Leeson
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Hartwig HKD
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Matthew Stewart
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Rick Harrison
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Jason Samfield
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Duncan McKinnon
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Martin Sojka
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Michele Catania
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Chris Lofqvist
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Christopher Schoenbohm
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atomicjeep
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alemdag
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ZedZAP
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Christopher O’Donnell
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harold.lloyd
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ram reddy
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Entrer dans le rêve
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Chris Lofqvist
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Matthew Stewart
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Thomas Hawk
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NeilsPhotography
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Garry
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PHOTOGRAPHER
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Jeffrey Edwards
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Want to learn how to take amazing photos like the ones you see above? Check out The Golden Hours: A Guide to Photographing the Light of Sunrises and Sunsets.

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Comments

  1. says

    I really love them all, but what I was really into is
    Jason Samfield photo, Sandy Redding photo, photo and Chris Lofqvist photo..
    absolutely great collection..

  2. says

    If you’re looking to find golden hours, blue hours, sunrise, sunset and much more, check out “GoldenPic” for iPhone and Android! It gives you all the times to capture these magical times!

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