We have previously blogged about the importance of choosing the right time in photography. The time when the weather is right, the time of day when the light is right, etc.

But when photographing a retail space another time is very important: the time when there are fewer clients.

Last week Greg photographed a supermarket in Philadelphia and needed to find the time of day when not only would there be few customers shopping but that would also be just after the supermarket staff had restocked all the shelves and had a chance to make their store clean and sparkly for the day's business.

Working with the store manager we were able to make arrangements to arrive at the store at 5:30 AM, a time that was non-disruptive to business and that also worked great for getting our client the images they needed.