Photographers call the hour after the sun rises in the morning and the hour before the sun sets in the evening “the golden hour.” These two time-slots are called the golden hour because of the warm orange glow pictures have when taken during these time periods. It’s not the only time you can take pictures outside, but many people (especially landscape photographers) would argue that it is the best.
Not only do the colors look great, but having the sun low in the sky provides good options for lighting. If the sun is to the left or right of your subject you can get some pleasing shadows that give your image depth and dimension. If the sun is behind your subject, you can get some neat back-lit effects – glowing hair included. Consider the following examples:
by Joseph in Practical Tips