I was so lucky to be able to capture this landscape photograph of Cable Beach in Broome. It was sensational, exciting to watch and even more importantly it lasted for ages.
How many times have you been out for a sunset shoot only to have it disappear often within minutes?
Frustrating right? It seems like in Perth we get less than 5mins to capture the best sunset light possible before it actually disappears. This means you have to be super organised and super quick to make sure you get the shot you want.
The flipside is that because we are used to working so quickly here in Perth quite often when we go somewhere else to capture a sunset we are able to photograph lots of different points of views during the same sunset as we can move so quickly.
From memory this sunset seemed to last around 20mins so I was buzzing around the beach catching as many different shots as possible.
What should you do to be organised during short sunset locations?
You have to be organised and really quick. Turn up to your location at least an hour before sunset and work out two points of view that you’d like to shoot of that location. Why two? What happens if the light is better from one point of view? You want to be able to instantly switch across to the other one without having to think about it.
Take some test shots of each point of view to make sure that you’re happy with the composition, again you probably won’t have a lot of time up your sleeve so pre planning your composition is only going to help you out when sunset happens.
If you do at least those two things you should be good to go when sunset arrives and then prompty disappears!
Any other suggestions? I’d love to hear them!