As most of us know, natural light is the best light for pleasing photos. However, certain times of the day are more desirable than others. Try shooting:
· between sunrise and 1 ½ hours after
· between sunset and 1 ½ hours before for the best color in your photos.
If possible, avoid the direct, overhead sunlight between 11am and 2 pm. During these times, the overhead light creates harsh, ugly shadows.
Select a stationary outdoor subject in full light. Shoot the subject from the same position early in the morning, at noon and again in the early evening. Note how the shadows change and the pleasing effects of the early morning and late evening light.