Day 23 | Best Time of Day To Take Photos
Timing is Everything
This is also the perfect time to do a child or family shoot because of that yummy light rising in the early morning that again will give off that golden, magical light that will add great contrast to your pictures. When I have a child or family sitting in early morning, I aim to start a shoot ½ hour before sunrise. This allows for us to get to our location, set up and be ready to go before losing that golden, valuable light that is so readily available at this peak time of day. However, I will often times shoot up until 10:00 AM in the morning hours when lighting is still without the harshness that the sun can give off. This is a great opportunity for a child shoot as children tend to be well rested and happy in the early morning.
Overcast or Cloudy Days
Today’s Takeaways and To Do’s:
Timing is everything, whether it be early morning, dusk, midday or overcast, cloudy days. Follow the simple rules to get the best pictures and to avoid harsh shadows on people. So if timing is everything, I want to encourage you to pay attention to the lighting in various locations you happen to be. Ask yourself, is this a good place to take a picture, is there enough shaded light, is this even light, consistent shade?
- Get out there with your camera and take pictures in the various locations listed above. It doesn't matter if people are in the pictures, just start shooting and see what you can create using these various shooting times and locations. Have fun!
See you tomorrow!