The different place has a different time. That is why we mostly time from the light of the day. That creates a shadow.
I’m gonna use some image to explain it. Not photo, an 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 creates 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 works the same after the sun moves 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. It’s because of it soft light and doesn’t create a hard shadow. Unlike at 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” to when the shadow size is “the same as you”.
The bad time is when the shadow shorter than you.
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