The best time of day for photoshoots | Hampshire equine and family photographer
Why I choose a particular time of day for photoshoots.
I have been a photographer for a very long time now and my imagery has gone through countless styles and fashions. I can finally say that I now have confidence in my style and know how I want to shoot a session.
For me, I have realised it comes down to 3 things.
- The subject, of course, I mean you gorgeous people and your horses
- Location – a pretty forest, stream, willow tree, flowers and the beach
- Light – soft, even, great diffused light.
Light can be used in so many ways. For my photography style, I love to use a soft flattering light that makes my heart sing when I see it. I have learnt to chase the light and I truly think I have now found it. All my photoshoots take place either early morning or late afternoon (Winter) and late evening in the Summer.
To show you what I mean, I have put together some examples.
Left image: The sun was still quite high, there are bright spots on both the horse and girls face
Middle image: With careful placing, I managed to diffuse the light on her face by getting her to step back a few paces – using the horse to block the light.
Right image: The sun was getting lower – there is more even light throughout the photo.
In this example below:
Left image: Taken in the evening in the summer
Right image: Full mid-day sunshine – however by carefully placing my subject on a gravel path (acts as a reflector) and walking her away from the light – it still was a beautiful image.
See more beautiful images using gorgeous soft light.
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