(Closed) Best time for photos?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@His_Swallow: Late afternoon light is golden and lovely! (about 2-3 hours before sunset or later)

Post # 4
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

The first 2 hours after sunrise or last 2 hours before sunset are best for outdoor light. Good luck!

Post # 5
1405 posts
Bumble bee

I wouldn’t worry much about it.  Your photography should be be prepared to and be able to handle any lighting condition.  I myself find the golden hour light pleasing for landscapes but not for portraits.  The light is very flat and non directional = boring.  Many photographers prefer this time because it’s “easy” and they don’t have to deal with subject placement, shadows, reflectors, or fill.  For an event, yes the golden hour will result in better images because the photographer has limited control, but for a photosession, I don’t think it matters as long as the photographer knows what they are doing.

Post # 6
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 1993

I agree with the golden hour, not sure where user876 is coming from although she is right that a good photographer should be able to obtain good pictures anytime of the day but that does not mean they could not be better if the light was perfect!. Try to have the photosession end a 1/2 hour before sunset, and hope it does not rain!

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