Daylight Savings - Stuck Shutter Photography

Daylight Savings

November 16, 2015

Last week, I scheduled a shoot with a lovely young lady named Cynthia.  It was planned to be an easygoing portrait session.  When setting up the time of the shoot, I though that 6 PM sounded reasonable.  It is early enough that there would still be daylight and late enough that work schedules might not get in the way.  Sounds like a good plan right?  Wrong.  By the scheduled time, the sun had set completely.  There is one think in photography that is for sure, light is needed!  It is up to the photographer to know what took he/she has at his/her disposal to get the job done. 

I was able to use two flashes to provide more than enough light to illuminate Cynthia as well as a way to separate her from the background.   Being able to control the light that I am using allows me to ensure that it is flattering for the person I am photographing.  

I actually learned quite a bit on this short shoot.  I learned that accounting for daylight savings time to make sure that there is light to be had is quite important (Who would have thought?)  Also, this shoot reinforced the fact that I need to stay sharp and creative to adjust whatever comes up.

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