Win the jackpot of Credits in our latest Contest launched by an Agora photographer

Another completely new Contest is about to hit Agora for this first time! This Friday 29.11.19 #GoldenHour2020 is making its debut, launched by a 6 time Top 50 photographer!

See who it is and read his exclusive advice to improve your chances of becoming the first golden hour Hero! ๐Ÿ‘‡

“Hi Agora Community, my name is Francisco Paez (@franciscopaez) and I am a photographer from Argentina. I have been taking photos for the last 6 years. I started with landscapes and then expanded into the world of portraits and urban style. In 2018 I documented the marches in favor of Legal Abortion in Argentina generating an unprecedented repercussion on social media in my country. I believe that a great photographer has to be able to work in more than one genre of photography as this allows them to mix and create photos with a distinctive style. I also do aerial photography but I consider that the greatest creative challenge for a photographer is with a handheld camera.

Our #GoldenHour2020 Guest Judge – Francisco Paez

I’m very thankful to the Agora Community for counting on me for this incredible opportunity and I’d like to wish the whole community the best of luck with their submissions. Take a read of my ultimate golden hour photography tips to improve your chances of success and may the best photo win!

Be punctual!

Always arrive at your location with plenty of time in advance. The golden hour usually only lasts for a few minutes, so it is so important that you are at the location several minutes before it starts. This way you will be able to search and see the possible frames for your photos. I recommend looking up the exact time it gets dark in your area by searching the Internet just to make sure you don’t miss it.


Be patient!

Be patient and wait until the very last second. A lot of the time sunsets take on the most spectacular colors almost at their end. This is why you must be patient and watch every minute because the light can change suddenly. Imagine the sun behind a group of clouds that cover it but in a fraction of a second the rays filter through them. Voila, you already have the perfect scene for the photo.

Urban place

Be observant!

Look for textures and use filters. In this magic hour the light falls sideways on the surfaces giving relevance to the textures. You will be able to find them in the waves of the water, the stones and any surface with unevenness. It is also recommended to use neutral density filters in front of the photographic lens to lower the exposure of the photo. If you let the sunlight in front of the camera the flare produced by the lens removes the contrast of the image leaving it almost without need to edit and very washed.

Body shape

๐Ÿ† Follow Francisco’s advice and you could win:

  • The Credits Jackpot – win the total sum of all the Credits used to participate in #GoldenHour2019 by other photographers! ๐Ÿ’ฐ
  • 100,000 โญ๏ธs
  • Feature on the Agora Review
  • Worldwide coverage of your winning photo through our social media

In addition, the Top 50 photographers will win:

  • 5 credits
  • 5,000 โญ๏ธs

Thereโ€™s no time to waste! Put Francisco’s tips to practise and start preparing your best photos of #GoldenHour2020 for this Friday! ๐Ÿ˜

Questions for the Community:

Has this post inspired your creativity?

What tips would you add to those above?

Hit the reactions below to tell us your thoughts! ๐Ÿ‘‡