The best hack for daytime photography! Well . . . Just daylight. A must know.

iPhone – I sat the iPhone on the ground – infact on the white line – your eye may follow the white line into the photo – gives an interesting perspective – sun is about 45 minutes away from setting – nice mini shadows and textures on the path – sky looks dramatic – what do you think?

Firstly, welcome to my blog and read on . . .

This is really easy . . .

The first hour or so of day light in the morning and the last hour or so of day light in the evening make the best times to take photos.

This time is called “The Golden Hour”.

Photos taken in this period look just magical!!

again an iPhone – very difficult light – sun was setting behind me – used a park bench to sit the iPhone on to keep it steady – is the photo too full?


This applies to mobile phones with cameras in them, or right through to very expensive high end cameras.

The reason for this, is that the light casts nice soft shadows and the light is also softer, almost golden, in that hour.

Low level shot using an iPhone – nice soft light coming from the left – gives interesting shadows –
which do you like better – this black and white or the colour version above this photo?

When the light is above us, it becomes harsh and photos look flat, lack contrast and zing !

You will be surprised how good your photos turn out when you go snapping in the Golden Hours.

Another benefit if you go out early in the morning is that the sights look different in that light, sharper.

Remember to make sure your lens is clean on your mobile phone’s camera – follow this link to see how.

Also many thanks to my spell checker HB!! xo

Happy snapping and let us know how your photos went!!

thats Brisbane – photo taken about 2 hours before sunset – if I had of waited another hour – the buildings would have had a nice gold glow about them – that’s for next time.

Author: Where did Suzie go?

I'm into creative photography. My passion for photography has taken me to many inspiring places in Australia and overseas, this has gifted me with the chance to captured the essence of people and places along the way. My photographic style is very what I would call - “In the Moment” - in other words as it happens. I look into the ordinary to see and capture the extraordinary. That passing moment that needs to be noticed. That slice of life, "tranche de vie”. You’ve given yourself a chance, you see someone’s story, maybe a forest’s past or then again city’s spirit, all within a simple photo of that fleeting moment. These fleeting moments are much like the look in a persons eyes, the ebb and flow of the waves as they cascade like mist along cliffs, the way light might fall on a building. Miss the moment and you miss the diversity of life. I have been fortunate enough to capture some of these moments, and I would like to share them with you. Explore my works to witness what I have seen, and to experience those fleeting moments.

4 thoughts on “The best hack for daytime photography! Well . . . Just daylight. A must know.”

  1. I see what you mean. Love the photo of the boats in the marina. Even though you say the light would have been better had you taken the photo of the Brisbane sign a bit later I think it is a great shot anyway.

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