I think sunsets can almost be one whole genre of photography. Go onto Google, type in "sunset photography" and you will be greeted with an endless stream of sunset photos. No two are the same, just like snowflakes. You can take a picture in the very same spot every single day and each sunset will be different.
Taking photos of sunset has taught me a lot.
-It takes a bit of luck to get a nice sunset.
Not every sunset is beautiful and depending on what you're looking for, be prepared to be disappointed day after day after day.
-As the sun sets, it reveals different features and highlights
As the sun gets lower and lower in the sky, its rays shine upon different nooks and crannies, changing your picture a lot. A few seconds apart can mean a very different photo, believe me or not. Because of this, don't just be satisfied taking one decent photo. Wait and see what the sunset truely has to offer, and take that magical shot.
- Composition helps a lot
Get a bit of foreground to put the sunset in perspective. There may be really nice colors in the sky, but we need some interest in the foreground to make it an interesting picture.
-Its not just about the picture.
Sure, taking that picture can immortalize the feeling of that particular sunset, but its not always just about getting that shot. I've learnt that, with my camera by my side, we focus a little too much on getting that shot, and neglect the most important aspect - living in that moment. Our eyes are the best cameras, use them and take in the scenery.
I could blab on about much more, but would prefer to keep this post short(-ish). In conclusion, sunsets are beautiful, take the time to go hunting for some beautiful ones.
Technical terms wise, mostly the settings i use are around f8-f11. I generally use a tripod, as low ISO as i can afford (ISO100-ISO800), and either my 8mm Samyang Fisheye or the standard 18-55mm Kit lens. Unless otherwise specified, all pictures on this blog are photographed by me and I would appreciate some credit if anyone were to download or use the pictures elsewhere.