Many know the worst time for photography is at noon. But many also don’t know the best time to do so. And this is one of the most asked question. Of course different place have different time and it is hard to determine universally such time. But there is a way. This is how to know the best time for photography from shadow.
Different place has a different time. That is why we mostly time from the light of the day. That create shadow.
I’m gonna use some image to explain it. Not photo, image that I drew. And I’m a horrible drawer.
How Sunlight Work
Now you know how the light from sun work and how it create shadow. And how it work for the shadow.
How the Shadow Work
As I said before, each time the sun change position the shadow caused by it will be different in size. And from that we can tell the time of day.
This is a simple mathematics. Imagine this:
It work the same after the sun move after midday.
And this is how the shadow work. From this you can see the best time for photography.
How to Know the Best Time for Photography from Shadow
The best time for photography is when the sun still near the horizon. Its because of it soft light and don’t create a hard shadow. Unlike in midday.
So from the shadow, you can know the sun position and how high it is.
So the best time is between when the shadow is longer than you, until the shadow size is the same as you.
The bad time is when the shadow shorter than you.