Tells you when you’ll find ‘magic’
Name: Lumy Available: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch. Requires iOS8 or later. Cost: $1.99 What it does: Tells you exactly when a photographer’s coveted “morning magic hour”— sunrise— and “evening magic hour” — sunset— will occur at a specified destination around theworld.
What’s hot: I’m an amateur photographer, so I know that the soft light at sunset and sunrise is best for taking photos. The attractive and easy-to-use Lumy app lets you set a calendar for your location and date and enables notifications alerting you to when the golden hours occur. It also gives you ahead sup about theweather for even better planning. If you’re ready to step up your photography skills, you can double tap the main screen and get seven more photo-centric times such as morning astronomical twilight or evening nautical twilight, to name two. My favorite part? You can access the information offline.
What’s not: I accidentally missed a “morning magic hour” in Rome because it was too easy to sleep through the 4:30 a.m. notification. For me, the information is incredibly useful, but I need to set an alarm. If I had one request for the developer, it would be a community home where Lumy app users could share their photos.