Shooting Sunset Images

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I think my favourite landscape styles to photograph is a good old fashioned sunset (and sometimes sunrises too).

Other than the ‘being in the right place at the right time’ mentality I love the patience and skill it takes to get the right shot. Also it’s more fun in the editing process as there’s a wider range of colours. Adding a little extra contrast really gives the image the wow factor.

I have loads of sunset photographs but one of my first was taken at the top of the Empire State Building – November 2014.

A few years later I was lucky to get this shot whilst camping in the desert in Dubai – March 2015. It took me a while to get the angle and settings right so it is a bit darker than I like, but the colours are satisfying.You really have to work against the clock.

The sky definitely looks different depending on where you are in the world and what season it is. I can’t remember when exactly I took this image of the London Eye (I think summer 2014). You can see I have added some extra contrast to bring out the orange in the sky.

I dont travel with my tripod as its just not logistical. Although I have to hold the camera steady (limiting my shutter speed options) it is also good as I am not tied to one spot. I climbed over rocks to get this image (Sydney – Spring 2017). I was at quite a well known spot and there were quite a few other photographers there.

I’ll be honest about this next image.. I took it on my Iphone! You don’t need to be professional photographer or have expensive equipment to take nice images. This was in Brighton – Autumn 2016 on an unplanned trip so I didn’t have my camera with me. With modern technology the way it is, it has never been easier to take photographs.

My final image is actually a sun rise. I dont have a lot to say about it except it has good memories with it Miami – Autumn 2016. Taking meaningful photographs with good feelings is an important part of photography, so that I why I have included it.




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