If any of you readers are photographers, then Rizon is for you. Rizon is a beautifully designed app that automatically calculates the time of the golden hours based on your location. For non-photographers, the golden hour is the hour just after sunrise, and the hour just before sunset. It’s a great time to take pictures because of the sun’s gentle, golden light that greatly enhances your photos.
- Rotatable 24hr clock face displaying sections of light
- Golden Hour, Twilight, Daylight and Moonlight
- See data for any date in the future
- Repeat Reminders (set-and-forget)
- Quick Reminders (one-off)
- Current and Saved Offline Locations
- No internet connection required
- Today Widget (coming soon)
I love using Rizon. It’s super handy and easy to use, and I’m too lazy to figure out the golden hour times myself. It has a beautiful design made by Sam King, and developed by Malolan Santhanakrishnan.
Rizon even includes a handy glossary to explain what Golden Hour, Twilight, Moonlight and Daylight are. Sounds simple enough, but these “segments of light are defined by the elevation of the sun in the sky.” There are two golden hours; Morning: when the angle of the sun is from -4 to 6 degrees, and Evening: when the angle is from 6 to -4 degrees. Since the light is golden, and shadows are longer and softer, these hours are perfect for outdoor portraits and landscape photography.
Now, delving into the finer details of golden hours, light temperature and its effects on photos and human skin is a whole other article, but for an easy answer just read the aforementioned Glossary.
Since Rizon a new app, they’re offering a special launch price. Normally the app is $2.99, but right now you can get the app at a 30% discount of $1.99 – well worth it if you ask me. Rizon is available on iOS in the App Store.
Once you’ve used Rizon to take a beautiful golden hour photo, tune in next week where I talk about a wonderful photo editor called Priime.