I'm currently building up a portfolio for entry into an intro photography course. Of course, because it's an intro and no former experience etc is needed, they dont expect the pictures to be great. But I want to do as best as I can. On Tuesday, I'm going to be taking photos of my friend and her great dane dog outside. It's meant to be "partly sunny" on Tuesday. I read somewhere that the best time for taking pictures of people is around an hour before sunset so if sunset is 6:45pm, the perfect time to take the photos is between 4 and 6:45pm. Would you agree with this? And do you have any tips for me to get as much as I can out of this? I'm using a Minolta Dynax 4 35mm SLR with 28-80(D) lens.