Blue Golden Hour 4+


Lorenzo Piccinini

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 233 Ratings
    • $1.99



Are you looking for the perfect light for impressive photos? Are you curious to know how do professional photographers capture the moment when the light is "magic"? This app is for you! Easy and intuitive, it shows you the times of the golden and the blue hours.

Do you have to plan your own photo session or a trip? You can change your GPS location and date within the app so you know exactly when the best time is for your photos.

- easy user interface
- multiple locations management
- event reminder by notifications
- customizable notifications alert
- no data connection required (weather excluded)
- iOS 13+ dark mode support
- weather forecasts
- moon phases

IMPORTANT: No location data is stored outside the app or shared with third parties for tracking or advertising purposes.

The Golden hour, also known as magic hour corresponds to a special and sought after condition of natural sunlight with a high diffusion, warm temperature, low incidence and limited energy. In photography the golden hour translates into soft light, warm colors, shadows so long that they tend to disappear and a good level of contrast despite the reduced dynamics. Its opposite is the Blue hour that identifies a specific condition of the solar light characterized by a colder temperature and a low energy, which, in practical terms, results in subjects with numerous penumbra, de-saturated and colder colors and intense blue sky. The golden hour occurs when the sun is very low on the horizon and therefore in the moments after sunrise and before sunset, the blue hour instead at sunset or sunrise, in twilight situation, when the sun it's below the horizon. The time, duration and intensity of these "magical hours" change according to the seasons, latitudes and weather conditions and therefore this app will help you to identify them perfectly.

2.8 - Feb 12, 2020
- Following the suggestion of many users the use of gps is no longer mandatory and it is now possible to use the app without being automatic located. By the way, It is still possible to manually pin your location.
- Improved performance
- Minor bug fixes

2.6 - Aug 19, 2019
- Moon phases

2.5.2 - Jul 12, 2019
- Layout optimization
- Fixed preferences menu bug
- Minor bug fixes

2.5.1 - Jul 02, 2019
- Fixed wrong system of measurement assignment
- Customizable system of measurement
- Graphics improvements

2.5 - Jun 24, 2019
- New calendar interface
- Minor bug fixes

2.4 - Jun 22, 2019
- Weather forecasts available for the morning and evening, an extra help to organize your photographic session.
- Graphic improvements
- Improved performance
- Minor bug fixes

2.2 - May 22, 2019
- iPad compatibility

2.1 - May 6, 2019
- When you add a new location you can now search for the place instead of manually scrolling the map!

2.0 - Mar 30, 2019
- Completely redesigned graphics.
- Improved user experience
- Improved performance

1.5 - Mar 21, 2019
Hours in timeline are no more 24h format for all user but in local timezone format from iOS settings.

1.4 - Feb 18, 2019
The biggest update ever!

- App 3 times faster and new features available.
- New user friendly interface.
- Data connection no longer required.
- Don't forget photo time! Notifications now can be activated for each timetable clicking on relative dot.

1.3 - Dec 20, 2018
- New management of locations with the possibility to save more locations and quickly recall them to calculate magic hours.

1.2.2 - Dec 1, 2018
- Scroll to refresh reset position bug fixed.

1.2.1 - Nov 19, 2018
- Fixed geolocation permissions error introduced in 1.2.

1.2 - Nov 17, 2018
- Improved user experience
- General stability improved
- Optimizations
- Minor bug fixes

1.0 - Oct 23, 2018

What’s New

Version 3.4.2

Minor bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
233 Ratings

233 Ratings

teejaytee ,

Amazing support

I had given feedback on the possibility of including a minor feature in a future release, and in less than 24 hours Lorenzo had coded it and had an update available in the App Store. That’s 5-star support!

Developer Response ,


MaTante Ellen ,

Military time

I had an issue with the “military” time....contacted Lorenzo about this..he was very quick, helpful and updated the app. To local time.
Thank you Lorenzo for making this easier for me...and others that hate to subtract 12 from military time. Lol

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much! 😊✌🏻

Redrioja ,

Great developer

After my former review, the developer acted super fast and fixed what was broken. App now works perfectly for me. This is A1 support and I really appreciate it. Thanks man.

Developer Response ,

You are welcome! Thanks for edited review! 🔝

App Privacy

The developer, Lorenzo Piccinini, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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