Golden Hour vs Blue Hour
The early bird gets the worm when it comes to cityscape photography, but luckily sunset provides a second bite of the cherry for those who aren’t morning people.
Golden hour, as the brief periods of time shortly after sunrise and before sunset are collectively known, are the sweet spots for capturing cityscapes. The low-hanging sun provides warm and colourful light, which emphasises the characteristics and silhouettes of the buildings you’re trying to capture. For those hoping to capitalise on the twinkling lights of office blocks, ‘blue hour’, the estimated 20 to 60 minute period after sunset is ideal because the lights are visible and the outline of the buildings are still clear.