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How to Photograph the Blue Hours With Amazing Results

Really good tutorial By Christopher O’Donnell at Lightstalking.  “While you’ve most likely heard of the golden hours – that time right after sunrise or before sunset where the outdoors turn into a golden paradise – the blue hours are also a fantastic time to photograph under dramatic lighting.

Chances are you’ve seen examples of blue hour photography but didn’t realize that they were anything more than well-timed night shots. To get that blue/purple quality to your images, there’s a specific window of opportunity during the twilight times (just before sunrise and after sunset) where your image is flooded with a stunning overcast light, illuminating your scene in an otherworldly fashion.”....more