Dusk is one of the most amazing moment for photography and to get a good picture at this moment is pretty easy if you know your basic. First you’ll need a steady tripod, then make sure you are familiar with your camera & system, the more you know the better your chance at getting beautiful photos as dawn fade away very fast, especially the best duration of ‘golden hour‘ is only about 10minutes at most; You really do not want to be wasting your time finding a feature or setting of our camera. So, study your manual and understand your camera before you go out and shoot!
Generally, your will be shooting with a relatively long shutter speed to get the nice colors from the horizon. In order to get the longer shutter speed we preferred, we will be using low ISO together with a small aperture. In this series of photos, I used mainly Nikon 24-120VR, Nikon 18-35 and Nikon 50 f/1.4 on a Nikon D700. Generally I used aperture smaller than f/5.6 to f/22 on some cases. I’ve adjusted the ISO from 100 – 1600 depend on my subjects and the motion blur effects I wanted to archive.
Attached here with some of the photos I shot from a local theme park at Queensbay, Penang, there are edited with Adobe Lightroom 3. Please feel free to comment or share them to your friends.
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