p52 month 08 : time of day


For this month we are focusing on light at different times of day. This first week we will explore morning light; in the second we will look at afternoon light; in the third, evening light; in the fourth, night. Morning light is typically very soft and diffuse.  The sun is low in the sky, so it is the sky reflecting the sunlight that lights your subject, rather than the sun itself, resulting in lovely soft light without harsh shadows. Afternoon light can be tricky to utilize, because it can be very strong and therefore create harsh shadows. Evening is a wonderful time to shoot.  The hour or so that surrounds sunset is called the “golden hour” for the warm light that it usually provides. Night can be dramatic. A chance to capture the starry sky in the country or the street lights in a city.



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