When to start a golden hour photoshoot?

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  • #41303
    Caitlin Compton
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    Hi! I have another question! 🙂

    So, with this maternity shoot I’m doing, I want it to be a golden hour shoot. (I just love that golden hour look! ) But, the problem I’ve come across in the past is that the golden hour only lasts for short amount of time, so if you start the shoot at golden hour you’ve almost ran out of time. How long do you folks recommend starting a photoshoot before the golden hour starts?

    And how long does a standard photoshoot go for? 1/2 hr? 1hr?

    #41319
    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    And how long does a standard photoshoot go for? 1/2 hr? 1hr?

    I think 1/2 hr or 1 hr is pretty standard for a photoshoot. It kind of depends on how many pictures you are going to try to take, if you’re doing everything in one location or you’re going to move around a bit, how efficient you are, etc. 🙂

    #41626
    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    Thanks, @bennett-family!

    I think 1/2 hr or 1 hr is pretty standard

    That’s what I thought, but just wanted to double check! I haven’t done many photoshoots for people. 🙂

    #41658
    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    I haven’t done many photoshoots for people.

    Neither have I, but late last year I had one weekend that I did six (for a local moms’ group), and that gave me a little hands-on experience! I did half-hour mini-sessions with the families, and ended up delivering around 15-20 photos to them in the end.

    #42013
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    It really has to do with location! Trees and hills block golden light, so I’d say start the photoshoot an hour before the sun disappears behind whatever blocks it, if you want direct sunlight. I don’t like to shoot too terribly close to the time of sunrise/sunset because the light is often so very red on the faces, unless you’re doing more wide angle shots that include a lot of the surroundings.

    #42624
    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    That sounds like a great opportunity, @bennett-family! 🙂

    Ok, @jamesstaddon, I’ll keep that in mind. Thanks!

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