August 17, 2022
Have you ever tried to have a photoshoot in the middle of the day in an open field before? It doesn’t always work out very well. Shooting outdoors with no shade gets tricky sometimes. Golden hour becomes your absolute best friend. Those 45 mins before the sun goes behind the horizon are truly money for us photographers. And heres how to use that to your advantage…
Light up your images by keeping your subject between you and the sun. To get those dreamy sun spots I live for, keep the subjects directly between your lens and the sun. It might get a little hazy and you might have to adjust your settings for this one, but trust me.. its worth it. Another way to use it to your advantage is by putting the sun at a 45 degree angle from your subjects. Think of one of their ears or the side of their head getting hit by the sun but the rest being evenly lit, no haze, and perfectly graded.
Another way to use golden hour to your advantage is to shoot with your subjects facing the sun making it a direct sunlight photo. Those last few minutes before the sun completely disappears creates a soft light on the skin and can give a dramatic effect to your final images. I absolutely love throwing one or two of these in every gallery for a little extra spice at the end 🙂
This session was so relaxed. I had the family run around, toss each other up, laugh, and tickle each other. Their outfits were comfy cute and we just embraced what God created on a warm summer night.
Flower fields are so lovely. I wish they were in bloom all year round.