Photography is mainly made up of light and composition, you can have the greatest composition but without the right light…bla,or you have the most amazing light but with out a great composition,it will not be a great photograph
I have been asked many times, how do you learn about light. My answer is go out there and shoot in every possible light.
The two “magic hours, the first and last hour of light.
Back lighting is my favorite (makes things POP,look three dimensional)
When your subject is in front of the sun silhouette)
NOON the WORST time of day for portraits deep shadows and texture,however
if that is what you are going for like the photo below I wanted her to look as if she were rising out of the ground (I call it up rising) would NOT have worked at all in the “magic hr”
NOW my FAVORITE is overcast makes colors POP, skin tones perfect,so dont freak out if it rains on your wedding day chances are the light will be great for portraits.
Rain, protect your gear but DO get out there or right after the rain, puddles and reflections make such interesting photos.