David Whitney French Photography | Using the sun

Using the sun

June 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The key to some great photographs is being able to use the sun. The magic "sun" hour is usually one hour before sunset, and one hour prior to sunrise. That is the item when the suns angle is less overhead and more at and angle. This can bring out some pretty awesome colors to a photo. On a recent trip to Parker Arizona, I met up with a bunch to go on an evening ride along the Colorado River. I got out a little early, camera in hand to check out some of the sights nearby. I cam across this railroad bridge while riding my bike from Parker, across the Colorado River to Earp. As I was riding by, I was amazed at the way the sun shone on the concrete and the water. Of course, I had to stop to snap a photo. The one you see below...

Railroad bridge near Parker, ArizonaRailroad bridge near Parker, Arizona





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I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old.  I started with a Kodak Instamatic.  Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there. 


Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years.  My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992.  I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography.  One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings.  Why?  Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy!  It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone.  What more could I ask for?  Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.


Oh, and I like riding my bike!