This morning I saw another Back-to-School sale ad and realized how quickly summer is passing. Soon we’ll be sending kids off to class instead of to camp. Fortunately, you still have time to capture some summer fun before the pace picks up again.
The best time of day to take outdoor portrait photos using natural light is in the few hours after sunrise and before sunset. This is due in part to the angle of the sun as it changes position throughout the day. Sunlight strikes your subject from a low angle at the beginning or end of the day, and a high angle during midday. You should also pay attention to whether the sun is hitting your subject from the front, side or back. Here are a few of the best combinations we have found: