Many photographers pack up their gear right after sunset, however the most magical time to make pictures can be twilight! Patience is key as the sky slowly takes on a vivid shade of blue. Everything looks beautiful during twilight, subject matter can be anything from architecture, to trees, to mountains, nothing is off limits!
Here, I photographed Venice during a very cold and wintery evening. The lights warm up the scene and the pink glow on the background buildings creates a more inviting picture. This image was also photographed in HDR for more dynamic range in the composition, and a finishing touch of Topaz Labs Simplify added a slight painterly touch. Twilight is a visual treat that you can capture with your camera! You'll come away with very expressive photographs.
Tips for shooting at twilight...
- Tripod, cable release or camera self timer, low ISO
- Small aperture for starburst effect
- Long exposure to capture streaks of light from passing cars
- HDR for more dynamic range in the scene (image composites)
- Shoot cityscapes during the week for the most office lights and car traffic