Your personal assistant for outdoor photography.
Featured by Apple on „Apps that we love”, from FStooper he got "seal of approval", selected by NoFilmSchool.com as "Coolest Filmmaking Gadget of 2016".
GoldenHour.One helps you to find the best time, place and weather for your outdoor pictures. GoldenHour.one knows in advance your chance for a good photo. It can predict the light, sky and moon indexes from local weather forecast anywhere in the world.
= Exceptional Features =
• Sky Index - shows you a chance for dramatic sky,
• Light Index - shows a chance for portraits landscape and architecture photos.
• Moon Index - shows a chance for moon photo.
• One quick glance and you know, if you go to take a photo or not.
Select any place on the map and app will show you the sun position during the golden hour.
If the sun is not where you have imagined, you can either move the pin to a new position or use the slider to pick another date when the sun is in the desired position.
GHO won’t let you miss any opportunity.
Pick any event you would like to be reminded of and app will remind you in advance.
= Features =
• Clean and easy to use interface
• Golden and blue hour
• Moon hour - best time for moon photo
• Sky Index - predicting the chance for a dramatic photo of sunrise or sunset.
• Light Index - predicting conditions for portraits panoramas and architecture.
• Moon Index - predicting conditions for moon photo.
• 5-day photography specific weather forecast.
• Unique weather descriptions from a photographer's perspective - knows what to expect when taking a photo.
• Visual search on the map: move the pin as you need it.
• Find the best place for your photo on the map.
• Check the line of sight of the sun and moon for any date and time.
• Map compass mode.
• List of favorite locations and events for future use.
• Time/direction of the sun and moon rise/set.
• View azimuth and altitude of the sun/moon for any time of day/night
• Moon phase, age and illumination.
• Civil, nautical and astronomical twilight.
• Celestial events including moon phases, lunar eclipse and solar eclipse
• Network connection not required for rise/set time, azimuths and sun/moon position
• Elevation above sea level.
• Distance, bearings and elevation angle between any two points
They wrote about us:
Fstoppers.com, KodakIT, LifeHacker.com, DigitalTrends.com, DigiFotoPro.nl, Snapmunk.com, techjo.jp …
".... GoldenHour.One gets the Fstoppers seal of approval." - Fstoppers.com
"Finding perfect light has never been easier - we are loving this golden hour app for photographers" - KodakIt.com
"Coolest Filmmaking Gadget" - NoFilmSchool.com
"The app serves as a great tool to plan shots with the perfect light conditions" - iThinkDifferent.com
Information about DarkSky.net subscriptions:
• DarkSky.net is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information.
• More detailed weather data result in more precise indexes
• Updates the weather data every hour (instead of 3 or 6)
• It's hyperlocal (the indexes are exactly for the selected location, not for the large area)
• Subscriptions for 1, 3, 6, and 12 months.
If you choose to purchase a subscription, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged within 24-hours prior to the end of the free trial or current period. Subscription with a free trial period will automatically renew to a paid subscription. Any unused portion of a free trial period (if offered) will be forfeited when you purchase a premium subscription during the free trial period. You can cancel the automatic renewal of your subscription at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes store after purchase. The cancellation will take effect the day after the last day of the current subscription period, and you will be downgraded to the free service.
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Ratings and Reviews
Good little app
I haven’t tried the weather portion of the app, but for looking up the golden hour based on location it works fine for me. I am not a professional photographer, but when I travel I like to use it try to get a better shot than I might have normally.
Helpful but needs more explanation
This is a well organized and well designed app that shows an array of helpful information for the photographer. However, it makes assumptions that the user would already know how to make the most of its features when it should take the approach of trying to help the user as best it can.
For example, the joyride explains the sky and light indices however there is no resource for the user to remind themselves of what those features mean outside of the joyride. Secondarily, the scoring system is not defined—how am I, the user, to interpret a sky index of 8 versus 6, for instance?
Furthermore, its additional features are again not defined. What is the target on the map? Why is it positioned where it is? Am I to go there for the best possible photo? Best photo according to what metric?
The developer would also do well to ask themselves how they can best set the user up for success. What are the definitions of the terms within the app? How am I, the user, to compare one index to another? How can I best use the map to my advantage? What can I look for in the weather integration to maximize my success?
Overall, this app is a well-designed start to a truly useful app. But to get there it needs to consider the user in addition to just providing data for data’s sake.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your detailed review.
A detailed explanation of the importance of the indexes and features of the application is on the More tab, the "What's Golden Hour" button.
If this information is not enough, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to take advantage of your view to improving the application.
I love this app!
This app has proved itself to be very useful. I've lost count of how often I have wasted my time and energy to get to a location to shoot a sunrise or sunset only to be let down by a boring sky. This app won't guarantee you a great shot, but it will greatly improve your odds. I highly recommend. My only question is: how do you generate revenue, with no IAPs and no ads?
Update: lowering my review. Too many times I’ve left my camera at home because this app said “forget it. Overcast” only to find stunning clouds filling the sky. My window would be a better predictor if there wasn’t a giant tree in front of it.
- Hana Kusova
- 50 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, German
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 BlackBird
- In-App Purchases
- 1 Month $1.49
- 1 Year $8.99
- 3 Months $3.49
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.