If you have been listening to "photo chatter" you've probably heard people talking about "The Golden Hour" or the Magic Hour as that perfect time of day to take photographs. So, when is the Golden Hour today? There are quick and easy ways to find out! I added a link below. (Don't you just LOVE the Internet!)
Golden Hour.com - http://www.golden-hour.com/
If you have a smart phone - there are apps to help you out! I've been trying a FREE app called Magic hour. If you want something a little fancier then check out the Golden-Hour app (currently listed for $5.99).
Keep in mind that cloud covering will effect that "golden hour" and just as the time of sunrise and sunset vary each month the time of day changes for the Golden Hour.
So what if you can't make it to that perfect time? Cloudy days and large shaded areas are a great solution for better outdoor portrait lighting. Make sure it isn't mottled lighting created by trees - better to use the shaded side of a building for more consistent light.
Mosaic Moments photo !nspiration week:43
A little too early for "magic hour" this shot was taken on the shady side of a building about 3:30 PM in November.
I used the photo above on this page:
"Family Session on the York River" was created on Cropdog.com
Happy Snappin & Croppin!