While full sun is great for growing vegetables, it’s bad for photographing your garden. Bright, mid-day sun casts harsh light directly on your subject. This can leave you with photos that are blown-out or overexposed. Additionally, when the sun is directly overhead, dark shadows can also appear in your photographs. So the best time of day to shoot your garden is what photographers refer to as the ‘Golden Hour’. Here’s why….
One of the biggest challenges of outdoor photography is the presence of shadows. A shadow can loom over your photo like a cloud, distracting the viewer from what you want their eyes to focus on. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to get rid of a shadow and shoot the photo you want.