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Though you may have never heard the term, professional photographers use the term golden hour in reference to the time of day with the best lighting. Learn more about it in the following, and discuss it with your photographer for before your wedding in your selected outdoor wedding venues in Fort Worth.
Lighting is an important factor in photography, and regardless of the subject, a poor quality of light will provide uninspiring photos. This is especially true in outdoor photography. Artificial lighting requires a trained eye for the proper illumination of the subject, and the best photos possible. You want exceptional photos for your wedding, and why not take advantage of the flattering light of the golden hour for special photos that you, your family, and the generations to come will treasure.
Lighting affects how colors appear, and while some subjects do well in ample sunlight, the golden hour provides the ideal solution for magical photos with a golden touch.
When is the Golden Hour?
The golden hour is roughly the first hour of light after sunrise, and the last hour of light before sunset, with a variation in its duration with the seasons. During the golden hour, the sun is low in the horizon, producing a flattering, soft, diffused, golden light. It cannot be replicated regardless of the equipment you own.
The golden hour lighting provides less contrast, reducing strong shadows or hazy highlights. The warm glow adds a warm appeal to the scene, is flattering to our skin, and the soft, long shadows add texture and depth to the beauty of your outdoor wedding venues in Fort Worth. Photographic images are two-dimensional images, and the golden hour often provides images that appear to be three-dimensional.
When to Use It
The golden hour rule can provide magical photos with its soft lighting of outdoor portraits, flowers, and plants in the photos. While you may not want to schedule your wedding for the wee hours of the morning, you can opt for some photos during the evening golden hour. It is well worth slipping away just before or after your wedding to grab a few shots for some special photos. The golden hour is named for the warm, golden diffused sunlight that is likely to provide some of your favorite photos of your special day in your outdoor wedding venues in Fort Worth. Just keep in mind, the golden hour will not wait on you.
Our knowledgeable staff specializes in providing personalized luxury weddings in Paradise Cove’s outdoor wedding venues in Fort Worth. We want to create the special wedding you dream of, and ensure the first day of the rest of your life surrounds you with wonderful memories at Paradise Cove. Give us a call to schedule a tour of our beautiful grounds on the shore of Lake Grapevine. Our staff can answer your questions regarding our venue, its numerous features, and the services we provide. We look forward to meeting you in our newly remodeled and landscaped grounds, which will provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding, during the golden hour, or at any other scheduled time.