The Golden Hour

When photographing in the golden hour don’t focus your attention only on the sun. Pay attention to the effects that the sunlight is having on your location. Observe the light and the shadows.

To create dramatic landscape images explore the possibility of purchasing an ultra wide-angle lens (focal lengths shorter than 24mm), a tripod and a remote release. A tripod and remote release will give you the opportunity to photograph before the sun has risen and after it has set.

The image above was captured with an A7 with an exposure time of 1.6 seconds at f/16, ISO 100 and is the location for the Sony Alpha Workshops in Victoria, Australia (

This is an extract from my new book ‘Introduction to Photography: A visual Guide to the Essential Skills of Photography and Lightroom’.

It is available from all good book stores and Amazon US , Amazon UK and Amazon Australia