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By @ijyoyo | July 02 2020 | Photoshoot Tips


Looking your best with good lighting is ESSENTIAL during an outdoor photoshoot! This article goes over Golden hour, midday and blue hour to understand the best time to get your photos taken in the summer for your next photoshoot idea 💃!

The summer provides long days to create the best photoshoot opportunities and also helps coordinate what to wear to a modeling photoshoot 🕺.

Best Time of Day for Photos and photoshoots

    1. Blue Hour 🌃

    Blue hour is known for the time after sunset or before sunrise. During this period the sun is may be low to the ground and not visible.

    This time brings soft light, blue colors and can enhance photoshoot themes with bright colors and white colors.

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    2. Golden hour 🌇

    Golden hour is generally between 1 hour after sunrise or 1 hour before sunset. During this time frame the sun creates soft shadows on the skin.

    It can highlight the hair and create vibrant colors for neutral outfits.

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    3. Midday/ Afternoon ☀️

    Midday and afternoon produce harsh shadows on the face but can have good effect to a photoshoot if used properly. During this period the sun is directly above you.

    But as said before this produces stark contrasts between the shadows and the highlights of the skin.

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Now that you have learned about the best times for photos learn more about outdoor photoshoot ideas today! 📸

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