There’s a lot that goes into taking a photo that you’ll be happy with. There’s composition, the right shutter speed, the right aperture, the most flattering angle. The list goes on and on. But if there is one thing I have learned, there is one make or break component to just about every photo. It’s light. If you get the right light, you are set. So, what’s the right light if you are not using flash? Every photographer will tell you there is a time right after sunrise and right before sunset that’s prime time. I’ve heard it called “golden hours.” That seems a little cheesy but there’s no denying it’s terrific light that’s warm and flattering. The shots above were taken just about an hour before sunset. Check it out the next time you have the camera out. I’m guessing you’ll love the results.