When it comes to catching that very special sunset moment on camera, timing is everything. Here are some tips for taking shots during those stunning times so that you can leave little room for, “Pictures just don’t do justice”:
Only a few rare times in life do you get that perfect sunset shot naturally without any effort whatsoever. In most cases, some planning and timing must be involved.
Planning is the key to everything.
Determine what time the sun will set and keep an eye on the weather too.
Allow enough time to get there and to set up your equipment.
Look for the best spot to set up, test your equipment, and prefocus.
Determine your subject and set your camera in the right mode. I.e., if you are shooting a moving subject such as a jobber, keep your camera on the continuous mode drive.
Isolate your subject by finding the biggest section in the frame and then isolating it there.
Allow some time after sunset as some of the best “action” and colors happen after the sun goes down.