I’ve often thought that the best (and cheapest) lighting rig is the sun. One of the best ways to get the best from solar lighting is to shoot in the “golden hour” (the hour before sunset, and the hour after dawn).
But sometimes it can be tricky to work out just when that “golden hour” will be. To your rescue comes the Photographic Golden Hour Calculator from Garage Glamour.
Enter your location, and the date of your shoot, and it will tell you the times of sunrise and sunset.