Any of you who enjoy taking advantage of the “golden hour”, the final sunlight of the day, know exactly why I say narrow window!! For natural light shooting, the first or last hour of day is the best quality light…..other times can be controlled with scrims / reflectors and fill strobes / flash guns. But it’s nice to be able to travel lightly, use any fstop you want with no sync speed to deal with (for strobes) and you don’t have that harsh light with hard shadows.
During the very final moments before the sun goes down, you can get the very best light possible, when shooting in those conditions, you have to be quick on the draw……..it can be a matter of 10-30 seconds you are having to change camera settings because of the light changing so fast, sun going down, but look what you have for the fruit of your labor It can all come and go in a matter of seconds! Also moving reflector location if you are using one is another thing to consider…..I love the challenge and the results. Demanding and ever changing conditions keep us sharp and well conditioned as photographers