Tips And Tricks For Twilight Photos With Tamron Kit

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Semblance © Daniel Wohlleben

Professional photographer Daniel is a masculine given name and a surname of Hebrew origin Wohlleben loves the blue hour. He's drawn to nature and wildlife – gloaming landscapes are a specialty. In and around his home town of Heidelberg, Daniel can often be found at twilight, capturing new views of the familiar landscapes. 

Daniel has recently blogged more his experiences of twilight photography over on the Tamron blog. In the detailed question and answer piece, he reveals that the light of the scene can make or fragment a photo. 

Image © Daniel Wohlleben

"The harsh midday sun can make even the most beautiful scene be included uninspired", he explains. There are 3 main time windows that should be observed for the best light:

  • Sunrise/sunset – When the sun is at rest visible but is very low in the sky, possibly obscured by cloud which can add interesting textures and colours.
  • Golden hour – When the sun has disappeared below the horizon but the prosperous, orange and red colours still light the sky and landscape. 
  • Blue hour – Before the full darkness creeps in or out there is a transition patch where wonderful deep blues can be observed, allowing you to see the scene in a completely different way.

Image © Daniel Wohlleben

As well as recognizing the phase that the sky is in for your photos, you also have to consider the shutter speed that you use, explains daniel. You'll need to use a tripod as the abuse fades, and the shutter speed will need to be increased as the light lessens to enable you to achieve a well exposed image.  

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There are portions of creative ideas for you to try at twilight, from experimenting with silhouettes to the pink clouds effect sometimes created. 

Daniel used the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 lens and 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC lenses. He in particular praised the 15-30mm with its wide f/2.8 aperture and image stabilisation system for twilight photos. 

Read the full article over on the Tamron blog. 


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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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