Shooting at Golden Hour

The other day we drove up to the North Yorkshire Moors, only a 20 minute drive away, to location scout and check out the lighting situation.  

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We took a reflector and spent half an hour from 8.30pm trying various angles and sides of the reflector to see what worked best and to see where the best spot was. It was interesting trying all the different sides of the reflector at this time of day. 

Usually I love the golden side but with the sun so golden and low, reflecting it made the shot look like we were on a greenscreen Hollywood set. The white side did very little in my opinion, even though it did even out the face. In the end we found the silver side looked best. 

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It was such a enjoyable few hours. Beautiful setting, warm enough that we weren't cold and light shimmering all around us.  

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