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Outdoor lighting during sunrise

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by panda81, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. panda81

    panda81

    Feb 7, 2008
    Texas
    Looking for feedback from experienced folks here.

    I am shooting some pictures for a friend and his wife for their first year wedding anniversary outdoors this Saturday. We are planning on doing it early in the morning, as I hear the sun is not as harsh during that time. These days, it seems like sunrise occurs at 6:30am, and we are planning on meeting around 7am, so we probably won't start shooting aroud 7:15am - 7:30am at the earliest. We are also planning on going to a second location, which perhaps might be around 8am or 8:30am.

    What do you guys think about the timing of this? If the sun rises around 6:30am, will it be too harsh already by 7:30am for shoots? Or at 8:30am?

    Thanks in advance for the advice!
     
  2. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    You will be fine at all those times. Even if the sun is out, it's not going to be at its strongest. Of course, bring a speedlight if you have one, but you really should be fine.

    I took this shot at around 8:15am, used a SB800 and SB600(shot thru umbrella)

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  3. panda81

    panda81

    Feb 7, 2008
    Texas
    pretty girl! - your wife?
     
  4. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Nope. Just a client :smile:
     
  5. Jerry, you'll be fine at all those times. 6:30 a speedlight would be strongly preferred, but any of the times after 7 til about 9 you should have relatively soft light. Good luck!
     
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