Best time for a senior photoshoot?
August 13, 2010 4:04 PM Subscribe
Photographers, what's the best time of day for a senior photoshoot?
posted by kylej to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I offered to do a free senior photoshoot for one of my friends, but I'm not sure when the best time would be. I've read that the best time is an hour before sunset (the golden hour), but on nights when it's cloudy wouldn't there not be enough light? If it's cloudy, should I go earlier in the day? Or should I just go midday and shoot in the shade?
If it's relevant, I have a rebel xsi with the 50mm 1.8 lens, but no external flash units. Thanks for your input!
Also, any other advice about doing a senior shoot would be appreciated as well. If you want to see some of my shots here's a link to my "people
" set on flickr, though most of them are candids. (mods, if this isn't kosher feel free to remove the link)