Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The early bird... doesn't work for me

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It's no secret that for outdoor photography, sunlight is very important. And most of you probably also know that the best times are during the 'golden hour' which is just before sunset and just after sunrise.

I usually shoot my pictures and videos in the evening, because that's when I (and my photographing friends) have time. :-P


Now, I don't know if it's true, but some have said that the light during sunrise is even prettier than during the evening.. so I decided to try that. Now, I'm known for a lot of things.. but me being a cheery and active morning person ain't one of them!


So, I don't know.. perhaps the sunrise light might be nicer.. but I think I look better at 8 in the evening than 5 in the morning! Perhaps I needed more coffee... or perhaps I should have used the light in a different way. I'm not convinced yet.


Also, I'll be going on a small holiday to France soon. And I will test if the light is different than over here in the Netherlands. I'm a practical scientist,.. so that means lots of experiments! ;-)


I'll probably try photography at sunrise a few more times.. if I manage to drag myself out of my bed again at this early hour.

Do you have any favourite times for photography? And what are your lighting tips? Share.. and help spread the knowledge around! :)

Also shot some video clips during the morning 'golden hour'.. do you see any difference?






52 comments:

  1. Love the color of the dress!

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  2. Amazing dress! Love you look and the evening light is also cute :)

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    1. Somehow I like the evening light more! Agree with you, Natassia everybody looks gorge at 8 p.m. Gorgeous styling around this dress, fabulous accessoiries! And I love your bag! Have a fab day! :)

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  3. You look so chic, I love your blue dress
    xo
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  4. You look amazing in this sexy blue dress, Nastassia! And I love your shoes ... the pics are fabulous and I think, the light in the evening was ok.
    xoxo Nadine

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  5. you look so great

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  6. I'm in love with your shoes!
    xoxo Lynda
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  7. I usually shot my outfit posts when my husband has free time so it is entirely up to him. I did, however, noticed that the photos taken during the golden hour are really much nicer...but I know that for a lot of people it is hard to organize themselves at this time. My husband usually watches the news during the gold hour, ha ha....shooting in the morning? I must admit I'm not a morning person either...most of the time anyway. I'm fine with getting up early if I went to bed early, but that almost never happens so...


    you look absolutely gorgeous as usual...I loveeeeeeeee that blue dress...and those heels are fantastic!

    Let me know about your light experiments<3


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  8. I think sunrise agrees with you because you look gorgeous in these photos. And the color of that dress is so soft on the eyes. I would prefer to shoot photos at sunrise if I had the option. I am a morning person and I usually wake up by 6:30am... However, my husband is not a morning person so we often shoot in the evening.

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  9. What a great outfit! I love that teal dress. Beautiful colour!

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  10. Awww this post is adorable! I agree completely though, I tried photos at sunrise and they simply didn't work for me! haha maybe because I didn't even bother to put my make up on :P

    Paulina

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  11. Great outfit, you shoes are so high!!

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  12. Love the colour of that dress! :) xx Maja
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  13. I can't take picture at 5am !!! Nooo so bad xd

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  14. Such a chic look! The shoes are perfect *.*
    xx Alina
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  15. I love this dress on you! You look amazing!

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  16. Hello beautiful Natassia! I prefer to have pictures taken in the morning ( I think they turned out prettier) but like you, I am not a morning person and finding the time is more challenging for me. You look amazing at any time of the day so either way would work great for you. Love everything you are wearing, especially those amazing heels. Have an amazing weekend! Jeannette

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  17. lovely look dear
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  18. Hello there!
    Super cool blog you have! Would you like us to follow eachother on GFC and support eachother?
    xo from Italy,
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  19. Awesome dress!
    Nice post and have a lovely weekend!!
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  20. You look fabulous sweetie! Love the outfit! :)

    Sarah x
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  21. Pretty outfit! Great color on you!
    xMC
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  22. hey hey...but you lokk a stunning & chic girl at 8 in the evening and at 5 in the morning! ...always so fabolous!
    this look is cool on you...cheers!
    greetings

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  23. The dress is beautiful dear :) Bisous from France!

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  24. Gorgeous style! You look fantastic and this shade is fantastic

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  25. You do love high heels ;)
    I love your look, especially your shoes.

    Have a great day! Maria from http://marvellousfeels.blogspot.com/

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  26. HELLO HOTNESS! LOVE THIS LOOK!
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  27. HELLO HOTNESS! LOVE THIS LOOK!
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  28. For not being a morning person you look perfect Natassia darling. Very lovely pictures. I don't see much of a difference between the after sunrise pics and the golden hour pics. Your images are always great.
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  29. Such a cutie, loving those heels! Jenn www.cranberrytantrums.com

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  30. gimmie those heels

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  31. gimmie those heels

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  32. Loving the outfit!
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  33. Beautiful photos!

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  34. Wow! Gorgeous! Love this dress!

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  35. So chic. Love the heels!

    Dora
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  36. Well, I think you look beautiful here and I never would have guessed that you were tired. I personally prefer evening too. Maaaaaybe the lighting is better in the AM, but I also feel like "golden hour" in the morning is a lot quicker and then it turns into a very bright and harsh light quickly. I feel like with sunset you technically have 1-2 hours to play with (especially in various flash and camera functions) and there's the whole bonus of not needing to style yourself before the sun comes up haha. Just my opinion! Great post! XO
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  37. I like shooting my pictures in the evening as well, with the beautiful sunset as my backdrop, but sometimes I don't get the chance to. I love your outfit! Very pretty!
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  38. Nice heels !

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  39. amazing post, kisses!

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  40. Stunning look!! Have a lovely day :-)


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  41. i love your heels, great post xx
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  42. i love your heels, great post xx
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