If you haven't been taking your pics during golden hour, you're missing out on a lot! "Golden hour" happens between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., before sunset. This window period is considered to be the best time to take photographs. The sunlight during this time creates a warm glow in the photos.
Another big plus? When you take a selfie or outfit pic during the golden hour, your skin looks glowing. (Fun fact: Thirst trap pics and beach photos are best taken in the afternoon.)
Sam Cruz's photos are perfect examples: Her cute selfies are almost effortless, and her outfit pics look more dimensional. If you need more ideas on how to take advantage of the golden hour, check out her pics below:
How To Take Cute Golden Hour Selfies, As Seen On Sam Cruz
Choose a spot where light and shadow mix, and then close your eyes for a dreamy shot.
Before taking a golden hour selfie, apply a warm-toned blush on your cheeks for a healthy glow.
An easy summer outfit? Wear a yellow ensemble to instantly look cute!
Don't forget to put on some highlighter to make your complexion appear extra glowy.
Take advantage of the sunlight, wherever you are.
Pose with your furbaby!
Put on an outfit with a pop of color when posing against a blank white wall.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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