Taking photo’s has always been a hobby of mine. Way before blogging was a thought, I used to take photo’s all the time and of anything. I actually never used to like being in front of the camera. But I loved taking photo’s of scenery, nature, and of people. This sounds weird, but I have always looked at moments in life as photo’s. I’d walk and see a cute older couple interacting with each other. Or someone reading a book at a coffee shop. Then in my head I’d want to take a photo of it.
I am far from a photographer. Nor do I claim to be at all. Still, overtime I have figured out lighting and what works best for different reasons. One thing I’ve definitely learned about taking photo’s of people is that lighting means a lot and there are certain times of day that are more flattering than others.
The Best Time Of Day To Take Photos
The most flattering time of day to take photo’s, in my opinion and I’m sure many other’s, is called golden hour or magic hour. It happens twice a day. First, early in the morning right after sunrise. Then again late in the evening right before sunset. It is such a soft beautiful light that acts as a natural filter. It smooths your skin, it makes you look a little tanner and it is more flattering on your body as well. I am all for taking photo’s that show the most beautiful and natural side of you which leave you looking at a photo, loving how you look and not needing to add any additional filter.
These photo’s were taken early in the morning in Venice Beach on Abbot Kinney and I loved how they came out. They’re not perfect but they feel real and I love how the light captured this calm quiet moment before everyone was out driving to work.
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