Photography at Sunrise and Sunset

Taking photographs at Dawn and Dusk

Cumbrian Sunrise by Mark Elliott Photography

Landscape photography is almost always best done during the ‘golden hours’ of dawn and dusk. On the right day, the light has a warm colour cast, which bathes the landscape. Skies also contain warm, colourful tones. Taking photographs at sunrise and sunset greatly improve your photographs.

Here is a link to a useful website, which I use to ascertain sunrise and sunset times. The site also tells you the direction of the rising and setting sun. I mark this information on a map of the area that I intend to photograph. I take a compass with me and get to to the location in good time to get set up and ready to shoot.