For serious photographers, perfection is key and every good photographer knows how much proper lighting can contribute to achieving perfection. Lucky for all passionate photographers out there, there are a bunch of apps that tell you exactly when the time is right to take some photos outside. These apps connect with your location and find out the ‘golden hour’ according to your locality. Helios – Magic Hour Calculator is one of the best apps in this category that is available only on the iOS and has to be purchased at a minimal fee.
Helios – Magic Hour Calculator does exactly what its name says. It helps calculate the best time or the magic/golden hour to click some great photos in lighting that enhances your features. How the app calculates the hour works on a precise system that connects to your phone’s location GPS. Helios is definitely an essential tool for photographers who are really looking to capture some great photos without the need to edit the lighting manually on their editing programs. This is also a convenient tool for videographers looking to shoot a video in the best natural lighting.
Helios – Magic Hour Calculator hosts a generous list of features. Right off the bat, the app design is gorgeous and shows off a beautiful main app home page. The home screen has a detailed sun path diagram to show you visually when the best time is to grab your camera and head out for some daylight photography.
Not only does Helios – Magic Hour Calculator provide an estimate to the best hour to capture photos but it also supplies a handful of photography tools to make your photos stand out. These features include an augmented reality camera backed up with a light meter. For mobile photography, these tools can be made of use to enhance the quality and effect of your photography.
Helios – Magic Hour Calculator also has a powerful calendar feature to let you note down the exact times of the golden hours. What’s more, the built-in calculator tool further lets you make precise estimations of the exact time you should be heading out to take some beautiful photos on your phone.
You can also turn on the push notifications or alerts on the Helios- Magic Hour Calculator application. This way you’ll never miss out a golden hour any day even when you aren’t running the app. The dark mode theme on the Helios app is another cool feature that doesn’t really provide a functional role but is a sweet way to customize your already gorgeous app home screen.
Despite all the great features Helios – Magic Hour Calculator packs within itself, we can’t overlook the fact that it’s still not available for Android users. Plus some users of the app have complained that while the app design is undeniably beautiful, it is a bit confusing. The user interface needs some time getting used to and navigating your way around the app can be a challenge when you have just started using the app. The menu is also pretty crowded with a lot of options that can sometimes get puzzling and make you wonder how you need to work your way around this golden hour calculator.
Helios - Magic Hour Calculator is one of the top apps in the tools app category, which belongs to Matic Conradi. It's last update was on November 22, 2018 and it has been already downloaded 5,000,000 - 10,000,000 times. On the app store it has now 12,441,598 reviews. After you get to Helios - Magic Hour Calculator page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.