Momtography 101, The Golden Hour: In photography there is this absolutely MAGICAL time of day referred to as the Golden Hour (just look at any photo shot during it and it's not hard to figure out why!). It's basically the first and last hour of sunlight during the day. Neither of which are convenient times to be out taking pictures, but I remember reading a book when I first started taking pictures, where the author said some things are worth getting up before the birds or eating dinner in the dark for and I couldn't agree more!
Momtographer, Anna Briggs was lucky enough not only to be out during this magical time one evening past, but to also have her GORGEOUS daughter with her, and have the eye to realize what time it was. One of the benefits of having munchkins of the walking, talking variety is that you can tell them what to do, and she did! :) With the sun setting behind them they made a mad dash for this picturesque pocket, and well the results couldn't be more stunning!
Shot with her Sony a350 (yes people there is more to the camera universe than just Cannon vs. Nikon!) at sunset in natural light. Settings 70mm, ISO 100, f/4 and 1/50 ss.
*note clearly Anna has a steady hand with that shutter speed, and little birdy told me she was leaning on a pole for stability, but all proof that when the conditions are right awesome shots can be taken even at slow shutter speeds. And if this side note seems to be written in greek, check out the translation here.
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