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Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer : Stephen Gosling Photography

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The first thing I want to say is that I am under no illusion that people read my blog, let alone other photographers.  I in no way think that the way I do things is the correct way and I am not writing these posts to tell people how to shoot or how to run their businesses.  I am however going to be writing about my experiences; my failures, my successes, etc.  If these posts help anyone, great!  If not; no big deal.
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On wedding day you sometimes don’t have the luxury of planing your shoots around the best times of day for good lighting, but for engagement shoots, you usually have a little more latitude and can pick the best times of day.  The best times of day being, of course; right after sunrise and right before sunset.

So whenever I am scheduling an engagement shoot I consult the following website; http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/sunrise.html to find out what time the sun is rising and setting so that I can give the couple some options.  I give engagement sessions up to two hours of shooting time so for sunrise shoots I plan on meeting the couple 15 minutes before the sun rises so that we can start shooting as soon as the sun starts to come up, and for sunset shoots I plan on starting the session two hours before the sun sets so that we can shoot right up until it gets dark.

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Sunrise;

Sunrise Engagement

Sunset;

Sunset Engagement

I much prefer sunset as I am NOT an early riser, but for my couples; I’ll wake up, caffeinate, and be there with a smile on my face

Contact Stephen about your wedding – stephen@goslingphotography.com
View Stephen’s Wedding Portfolio – www.goslingphotography.com

For Photographers Archive

2014 – Sunrise & Sunset TimesShooting Gloves

2013 – Lens FiltersWhat’s in a Name?Search Engine RankingsMy Love of CrumplerContractsDigital Backup & Online StorageFinances & Outright.comInstagramTwitterFacebook.

2012 – Skype,  Equipment Update,  Camera Straps,  Just Some Books,  Giving Back,  GPS,  Google Voice,  You Need a CPA,  Blog or Website… Or Both?,  My Editing Workflow,  How I Roll,  The worst 10 minutes of my life.

2011 – Where it all Started,  My Equipment,  My New Toy – FujiFilm Instax 210.

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