golden hour


In a sea of selfies, let yours take center stage! Selfies have come a long way since they were first introduced in the early 2000s (shout out to front-facing cameras 🙏). So much so that there’s an entire social media holiday dedicated to them, National Selfie Day. 😙🤳

This National Selfie Day, we’re teaching you how to take the perfect selfie and pumping you up with plenty of creative selfie ideas to help you stand out from the crowd! Because let’s be honest, the selfie competition is FIERCE, but so are you. 💥

The summer sunshine brings infinite summer photography opportunities. With so many to choose from, it can all get a little overwhelming, especially in 90-degree heat. 🥵 Today, we’re sharing a few of our go-to summer picture ideas and photo editing techniques so you don’t have to sweat it out. All of which are guaranteed to give your social media a boost all season long. Grab a fresh-squeezed lemonade and start reading as we spill the TEA.

Golden hour, but make it all day. 🌝✨ With our stickers and blend modes you never have to let the sunset on an Instagram post again. 💁‍♀️💁‍♂️

We’re not just going to show you how to achieve any basic golden hour glow. We’re sharing the ✨good stuff! ✨Specifically, how to add *super* realistic faux blind shadows to your photos to take your golden hour pics from average to influencer territory.

Let’s talk golden hour! We ? the glow up it gives our photos, but sadly it loves us back for a very limited amount of time each day (oh yeah, and if it’s Winter it’s Game. Over.). Right after sunrise and right before sunset, golden hour shows up to work its magic and make all the pictures being taken on the Earth glow perfectly. Then, unfortunately, it peaces the heck out ✌️ But here’s the thing, it’s 2019 so you don’t need to plan your life around the Google results for, ‘When is golden hour today’ to nail that magic hour aesthetic. The right PicsArt FLTR/FX combos will give you that golden hour glow wherever and whenever you want in a matter of seconds. All your need is the PicsArt app on your phone (Download HERE). Once you’ve installed PicsArt ? you can find the FLTRS and FX under the ‘Effects’ tab on…

Learning to work with natural lighting is a critical skill to develop. As photographers, we should always be aware of our surroundings and know how to adapt. Once you’ve scouted the perfect location, think about how the time of day, weather and position of the camera can affect your photos. You should also consider the equipments needed to complement the lighting, e.g. lenses with a larger aperture for photography in darker settings or a tripod to minimize unwanted blur when shutter speed is set slower. Taking advantage of natural lighting can help you create some of the most dreamy or vivid images without the expensive studio equipment. We’ll be covering the three essential questions to ask yourself below. What Time Is It? You’ll get the softest, warmest lighting during the golden hour. Prepare to catch this slim window of opportunity by getting familiar with the daily sunrise and sunset times.…