Posts Tagged ‘dusk’

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As you might know there are few times of day landscape photographers like to shoot. The best lighting conditions you get during dawn or dusk. These are the times you want to get out and shoot. Just be sure to be there before sunrise or sunset. You’ll have enough time to find a perfect spot, set everything up and than just  wait for light to do it’s magic.

A friend of mine Miroslav Petrasko stopped in Prague on his way back from a trip he took on a boat and we went out shooting sunset and sunrise. Miroslav picked our location at Prasna Brana, a tower located on Old Town. What we didn’t know is there is an armory in the tower itself so I also made a shot of it and it looks interesting. Basically the tower is a museum and nice viewpoint. You can see a huge part of Prague, if you are interested in monuments this is one of the places you should check out. The view from there is fantastic. Here is one of the images I took.

Technical Stuff:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 @85mm
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 3.2s
ISO: 100
WB: Temp 3550/Tint +4
Processing: Lightroom

This tip isn’t a huge secret but a lot of people don’t care about it. Do you want great landscape photos? Shoot at dawn or dusk. You can have the perfect landscape in front of your camera, best composition ever, but if light sucks, your photos sucks too. You won’t get the best light at 2 pm or 4 pm but only during sunrise and sunset. And of course, you need to be lucky to have everything work out in the scene.

Take a look at this video. You won’t see a single photo taken during other times of day than dusk and dawn.

The Arctic Light from TSO Photography on Vimeo.