Sunset Photography Tips with Mike Browne


sunsets and sunrises are definitely one
of the most popular genres to photograph I know when I’m looking at images on
Flickr snap there are thousands and thousands of them so I thought I’d take
you out to one of my favorite sunset locations and just do a sunset shoot
with you so you can kind of see how I would approach it something which I
think to bear in mind is the picture of a sunset just a colorful sky is all well
and good it’s one thing you might get some lovely cloud formations or
something but I think it’s often better to have a scene with the sunset in it
rather than just a sunset also personally I prefer to get there when
the Sun is still quite high in the sky because I like shooting at what’s called
golden hour before the Sun has dipped over the horizon now that’s not to say
you might not get some great shots after the Sun has dipped over the horizon
just my preference and I would advise you to get there early and understand
the location try different things walk around don’t be impatient also stay
focused on what it is that you’re photographing your bed photograph is
sunset and if you take your eye off the ball because you’ve seen something
happening way over there and you think oh I’ll just go and photograph that
while I’m waiting for the light to change you bet your life the light will
change while you’re over there and you just missed a little moment which could
have been spectacular I took my eye off the ball making this film because my
favorite shot from this shoe which is this one I happen to take during one of
those intervals and the camera wasn’t rolling it’s just one of those little
moments the light was just nice I found a composition that worked and I took the
shot and to be honest I didn’t actually realize who taking that shot till they
came back to edit the film and realize and only footage to show you how I did
it so don’t make the mistakes I did and keep your eye on the ball be patient
plan your shoot think things through try different compositions and different
angles so let’s go have a look I’ll show you what I’ve done when the sun’s low in
the sky and the light coming in at an angle the repeating symmetrical pattern
could look absolutely fabulous if you can use it in a shot if you can find a
location that has some unlucky enough that I know where there is one and I use
it on my Lanzarote workshop we come down here to see if we can photograph sunset
now tonight we may or may not get a sunset but what I want to talk to you
about is using a repeating pattern because you’ve got to be very careful
when you compose the shot if you get a symmetrical pattern sort of wonky
off-center or kind of on the piss it doesn’t work it’s a really uncomfortable
thing let me see if I can show you what I mean
so we’ve got these old derelict windmills going on over here
where is it over here and we’ve got these nice little pools in the
foreground I’m hoping the Sun will come out from behind the clouds that is
currently hiding it a bit because then we’ll give us some more shadows it will
bring out those patterns even more because the Sun is very low in the sky
let me have a look and see if I can show you what they mean about repeating and
symmetry so camera rolling focus up here heat up a bit of video here we go
now right now with the shot composed so that the symmetry is beginning kind of
in the middle and the windmill is just slightly off-center it looks pretty good
the camera is very level with the horizon but if you kind of put it a
little bit wonky like that and the horizon isn’t straight it doesn’t look
as good you can sort of edge yourself to the side and maybe use the symmetry you
see if I put it here it’s kind of uncomfortable by trying to include these
old windmills here it’s almost like too much less is more we come across here it
doesn’t quite work as well in my opinion as it does if I move back over here and
pop the corner of these little salt pools right smack in the middle of the
composition so let’s have a little go shooting that one shall we
mm-hmm how are we going about it well I’m using my 16 millimeter lens I’m not
using a super wide one or anything I am going to shoot at about 200 ISO how much
steps this field we’re going to want with this shot well quite a bit because
I’m going to be angling the camera downwards becomes a bit closer to you so
you can see what I’m trying to do I’m going to angle the camera at downwards a
bit because it makes that foreground stronger when using a wide lens
so we want quite a lot of depth of field so I’m going to aim for around f-16
where are we going to focus not sure yet we will find out and we also need to
check our shutter speed to make sure I can hold this still obviously so going
on what I just showed you in the video let’s see what we can do so I’ve got my
pool in the middle at f-16 all I need to do is focus on the second pull in I
think yep it’s about there that will do it nicely make sure my compositions nice
and level and shoot a shot now I’m going to check the histogram because we’ve got
a very bright sky going on over on this side here and I want to make sure I’ve
got enough data my histogram says that I’m bang hard up against the left and if
I can show it to you let me see if I can and hold that up close yeah there you go
you should just about be able to see even though it’s a bit out of focus that
one histogram is pretty hard to the left I want to bring it over the other way a
bit by brightening up the exposure so let’s dial in I don’t know two-thirds of
a stop more exposure and see what we’ve got
looks to me like it’s pretty good if I can find my composition again focus in
the same place there we go and just squeeze that shot the Sun has gone
behind a cloud which is really annoying because it spoiled my light but now
looking at my histogram it’s taken a step to the right so that’s a lot better
if I can do this for you in the video camera I’m going to try because it will
make life a bit easier so if I go see that way you see and then I bring it
over see how the histogram has moved a little between those two shots just
saying there’s a little bit more data so if we can get the Sun to come out and
add some shadows I think we’ve got quite a nice shot and it’s nice and
symmetrical I’m going to then take another shot looking straight down these
lovely symmetrical rows towards the lighthouses right
Suns coming out shadows are appearing so we don’t to mess around because they may
not last long and it’s not very strong Sun it’s a very hazy kind of diffused
light but at least there is some kind of shadow going on so get our focus right
it’s about there that light is just too soft it’s just too soft in the time it
took to walk over there the light change you have to move very very quickly with
light it won’t hang around liked waits for no
man so I’m going to stop the camera for a moment until it comes back now in fact
I’m not I’m just going to step out the shot and let it roll and see if it pops
out behind the cloud see if you can see it you know what that’s about the best
we’re going to get because there’s a huge amount of haze and cloud going on
up there and in a moment the sun’s going to hide behind a very large cloud indeed
so I’m going to take my shot we have now got just a hint of the clouds of the
shadows that I wanted let’s just take that shot quickly again in the time it
took to say that it disappeared so I’m just going to stand here and watch here
they come here they come just a few little bit of shadow take another one
see if it works you they’re there but they’re soft they are so soft I think
one more and just see if there’s any difference I reckon I should better pull
them up a little bit in post-production let’s have a look my histogram that’s
telling me that I think I’ve got everything I need
let’s just move down the side here and have a look see if we can get a shot
looking straight down through those see what that symmetry looks like okay so so
this one to work I’m going to have to go and stand on the next little bit over
there so you just enjoy the shot well I just run round there then you can see
what I’m doing because I’m not going to walk into one of the salt pans and spoil
all their lovely salt so here we are if I’m stood in the middle of your shot
here and I know I’m probably a sit away you may not even be able to see me at
all well let’s have a look and see what kind of shot we can take from here
again let me roll a little bit of video here we go so darken that down a bit and
so we can bring a beard of life back into the sky there we go maybe there but
look if I’m here do you see how it’s kind of uncomfortable the lines don’t
quite line up but just by moving a tiny bit to the right
suddenly it all kind of lines out and it looks a lot nicer also if it’s a bit
wonky like that it just doesn’t work if you shoot it like this it’s just it’s
just kind of uncomfortable in my opinion now it’s only my opinion you could use
this black line straight down the middle but I prefer it from over here I think
so I’m going to have a go at taking the shot but I think I’m going to rotate the
camera and I’m going to shoot it that way up because I just think it’ll look a
little bit nicer so stop on video there we go let’s have a go and taking the
shot let’s line it up and see what we’ve got now right now the Sun is on the edge
of a cloud it looks really quite nice place such a tricky exposure so I’m on
xyx teen for lots of depth of field I’m using a 250th of a second there about
200 ISO let’s take a shot make sure all my composition is nice and straight and
lined up I’m going to do a landscape shape first just in case move a bit to
make sure my lines are straight and there’s a shot check the histogram mr.
Graham says you should just about get away with it we’ll have a look when we
get these into Lightroom in part two now let’s just do what I said originally and
rotate the camera the other way up and try the shot that way so make sure those
lines coming towards me come into the corners nice and straight get my point
of focus good that looks pretty good make sure everything is straight and
level I think we’re good there and take the shot now if we were really really
lucky and the sky was clear which you can see from those clouds it’s not going
to we could possibly balance the on top of one of those old ruined
windmills up there I don’t think it’s going to happen I’m going to hang around
for a while and if it does it does and we will come back in and if it doesn’t I
just want to say I hope that was useful to you really really practice using your
arms and legs and hands and knees when you do your composition think about your
shots use your seven building blocks of photography use your camera settings to
take your vision out of your head and down through your arms look at that
luckiest man in the world the Sun has just kind of snuck out from under a
cloud and if I’m quick and I’m lucky I just might be able to have it up above
the windmill with just a hint of a starburst going on if I use a very small
aperture it’s not quite going to starburst though because there’s too
much haze in the air so that’s not actually going to work but we have got
some really rather nice shadows going on in the salt and a few little sparkles I
love that moody sky up at the top you know what while we’re waiting I’m
starting to notice more and more interesting shots I’ve just thought I’d
change the camera angle just a little bit so we can have a little look along
here I just have a little walk along this edge and see what happens
because what I’m seeing right now is that the Sun is starting to get lower
it’s starting to drop below that heavy Bank of cloud let’s just roll over this
video for you so you can see what I’m talking about so just the exposure so
you can see it there you go there’s the Sun there’s the heavy Bank of cloud so
we might be lucky we might get some nice really orange light glinting off these
little pulls of salt and then while we’re waiting I’m just going to do a
little couple of experiments to see if there’s anything that can be found now
this is quite a nice shot from here looking diagonally across here that’s
where is it there is this old kind of abandoned windmill there we’ve got some
quite nice light going on and I like the way the sky up into this corner is
getting very very bright indeed let’s have a go at shooting it shall we
again I’m going to shoot from here and I’m actually going to include I think
we’re going to both windows no not you know what I don’t like it with both
windows but if I was to shoot it from here a similar shot to the one you’ve
got in the video camera see if it’s doable it is just about so I’ve got a
little diamond shape in the lower left corner let me show you here we go if I
was to shoot it sort of from here I don’t think it works but if you look in
the lower left corner of the frame if I get that lined up nicely corner to
corner over that little pool we’ve got quite a nice little diamond shape going
on just there and I think that triangular shape sort of lower left of
the frame right at the bottom helps to point our way into the scene into the
windmill so let’s have a go let’s see if we can shoot it sorry guys I’m much too
close to the camera but I don’t have a camera person I’m down here babbling
away on my own so let’s see if we can get that shot let’s see what our
exposures likely to be lots of depth of field on that f-18 I’m getting about a
fortieth of a second it should be enough for many on a 16 mil lens why am I using
f-18 I want a lot of depth of field in my shot I really love the moodiness of
the clouds let’s very carefully move just line up those diagonals here in
that triangle and squeeze that shot have a look see what the histogram has to say
about it all that looks good it looks really good I’m going to take a little
walk along the wall here this one here there it is and I’m just going to have a
look to see if there’s some other shots there while we’re hanging out here you
know we’ve got to utilize everything we’ve got try everything we’ve got
here’s the thing which I think could be nice instead of using the white squares
running up through here I meant using one of the black lines as part of the
shot let’s see we’ve got to milk the location we absolutely need to milk the
location even though the lights very very hazy it’s not the best light but
I see like a bit low I don’t want to go lower because that stops me from being
able to I’m just clipping let’s have a look in the video now I am just clipping
that windmill there into the edge of my frame and I don’t really want it there
so what I can do is to a slightly sneak that focal length out and that will lose
it for me and keep those rectangular pools going
on and this leading line running straight down the middle here going up
to our windmills so kill the video take a shot now then it might expose your app
a little more than I think it should be just extend that focal length a bit get
more point of focus we’re going straight to the Sun make sure everything’s nice
and level there we go check the histogram always check the
histogram eyes like histograms don’t that’s looking good I might just walk
down here a little further and try using another set of parallel lines going to
the central windmill and see how that looks
it’s not bad and we’re going to go through these when we have a look at
them in light from exposure should be exactly the same because nothing has
changed love shooting into the Sun it’s just the best and again I think we’ve
got a nice shot this is what we call Golden Hour
it’s before sunset personally I prefer shooting gold now than I do the actual
sunset sunsets are ok they’re great but I do think the Golden Hour is more
dramatic and if you can get a clean Sun and you get a starburst off it it looks
totally amazing let’s just stop the camera and see what happens in a little
while so I’ve been down here now what 45 minutes
maybe an hour watching the Sun go down and I think as you can see it is now set
behind this Bank of low cloud on the horizon
I think there’s some quite nice shots in there so using a bit of symmetry in your
foreground can really work well you got to be careful how you use it and if you
can can combine it a golden hour when the lights good it starts to look really
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see you later take care

100 Comments

  1. Sonal Shah July 21, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Great videos. I am learning a lot. I looked at your Zurich pictures, amazing. I am going there in about a month for 12 days in different parts of Switzerland. Hoping to get some nice shots using your techniques. Thank you for all your videos. They are very easy to follow and informative. May be in future, I will sign up for your classes, especially if you do it in switzerland again.

  2. Ajax Rodriguez July 21, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Walking through and giving us your thought process as you set up each shot is very helpful and informative!

  3. Olaf Kleemeyer July 21, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    What a stunning place that is! I need to come back to Britain very, very soon. Great video mate!

  4. Venkatesh BR July 21, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Mike Browne my Guru. Love his work. I go back to his videos when I wish to refresh. Completed the 7 building blocks of photography. One day wish to join his workshop

  5. Andrew Storey July 22, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Mike, thank you for putting these videos out. I really enjoy them and always learn something from them.

  6. Ƶoya I July 22, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Thank-you Mister Browne, I really enjoyed your tips!

  7. David Pinder July 22, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Thank goodness you're back Mike. This is one awesome tutorial.

  8. Rose Kerin July 22, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Thanks for the Tips. I've got them down and off to try a Sunset tonight.

  9. Mark Muller July 22, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Mike,
    Thanks very much!
    Question: what is the "subject" here? The colors from the sunset? The windmills? The salt ponds or their lines?
    This is what I struggle with: clearly defining my subject! For sunsets I think most times it is the sky and its colors. If that is the case here, then what role are the salt ponds, and the windmills? They would be secondary, and I would ask myself do they add or detract from my subject? But, I'm not so sure you would say the color of the sunset is you subject!
    Thanks for a great video nonetheless. I like you showing the alternative perspectives.

  10. Jim T July 22, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Great video Mike and great location. Some really good in depth tips here. Love the post processing as well. The dynamic range is great to be able to pull those shadows up and bring down the highlights in the sky. Would love to have seen some off camera flash maybe with some gels to add a stark contrast to the salt and rocks in the foreground…(maybe a future video 🙂 Thanks again !

  11. Exploring Tampa July 22, 2017 at 5:15 am

    So, I've seen a lot of people who edit by bringing shadows up and highlights down (100, -100). This does me well while shooting during the day, but at night, it makes the images look… Gross. Is there any advice for that?

  12. tectorama July 22, 2017 at 6:07 am

    (Alan Radley) Another great video Mike. I wonder if on one of your trips to Lanzarote, you have ever ventured up above the cloud layer to get some sunset pictures ?. We did this in Tenerife several years ago, and the colours were truly amazing.
    Definately worth a try if you haven't.

  13. TeeHTravel July 22, 2017 at 6:14 am

    hey mike is there any reason why you focused on the floor? might seem like a silly question.

  14. Stuart Hatto July 22, 2017 at 8:31 am

    … on the piss… brilliant 🙂
    Thanks Mike another great video..

  15. Saurat July 22, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Mike, no thoughts about springing for an XT2 ? or am I right in thinking that for these videos the type of camera is almost irrelevant?

  16. Vishy Pai July 22, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Mike, I love the precise and deliberate way you explain things so eve beginning photographers can understand and relate to it. Thanks heaps, one of my virtual gurus! : – )

  17. Ruggiero Manente July 22, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Your dedication to your viewers by making so detailed videos is just as great as the photos you make.

  18. RobertSE6 July 22, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Couple of questions please – what were you focusing on in the shots with the two derelict windmills? Also my camera (Nikon) doesn't have anything called 'evaluative metering' – what should I be using for sunsets please?

  19. Kevin Harris July 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Hi Mike. I got away from photography for a while but I still got all my gear. You said one phrase that made me want to get my cameras out of that dusty bag, milk the location. That is what I use to do. I would camp at that location

  20. Elzbieta Arno July 22, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks Mike nice sunset

  21. Toni Hytönen July 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Still using 16-55 f2.8? Have you been happy with it compared to 18-55 f2.8-4 ?

  22. GenniDee July 22, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Why are you using f16? With 16mm on an APS-C camera you have pretty much everything in focus at f8 but without the softening of the image due to diffraction blur. I always wonder why so many photographers on youtube suggest having such high f-stop numbers to have "sharpness throughout the frame" without informing their audience about the trade-off which is unsharpness throughout the frame.

  23. Bruce Smith July 22, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    What white balance did you use for the shoot and then which white balance did you shift to (if you did shift) in post-production?

  24. Robert Bellomy July 23, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Great stuff! Thank you for your time and effort creating these videos! I like hearing your thought process as you're preparing to take a photograph.

  25. Camera Crashcourse July 23, 2017 at 3:53 am

    Nice video man!👊 Do you ever shoot the Milky Way galaxy? Would love a video on that…

  26. Abdullah Bashmail July 23, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Nice and informative.
    Thanks a lot.

  27. New2ADV July 23, 2017 at 5:06 am

    Good Evening Mike (I am in Chicago)! I just wished to say thank you for all of your hard work in producing, sharing, and encouraging that you do with these videos. I just picked up my first serious camera (a Nikon D3400) approximately 2 weeks ago, and I have been watching your videos and tutorials more or less nonstop since…Already I find myself taking better and better photos and while no means an expert, I am progressing at a faster pace than I had anticipating simply by careful attention to and appreciation of your videos. You have a gift for explaining the minutia and distilling it into a format that is easy to process and apply (though it is such a large body of work to be able to internalize it all at once, which is not your fault at all!) I have recommended and shared your videos with as many people who have expressed even the slightest interest in going from "snapping a few pictures" to "shooting amazing photographs" as possible. Even if I am never able to approach the level of professionalism that you muster, I am able to appreciate the care and patience you demonstrate in your videos to encourage us to try, and in a world filled with negativity everywhere, it is nice to find that rare human who induces a sense of positivity.

    Thanks again,

    Rick

  28. Jojo Castillo July 23, 2017 at 6:18 am

    would you mine telling us how you lose that weight Sir!!! You are soo thin now compared to your first vids. or is it just a camera trick? Good vids Sir! Fr the Philippinrs here, M a Fan.

  29. Vernon Nash July 23, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Thanks Mike for working the scene with us. Those little details matter.

  30. Wahab Dilawar July 23, 2017 at 8:10 am

    While working with such a huge dynamic range…did you consider shooting HDR, because the end result did look a lot HDRish.

  31. Ozturk Aker July 23, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Hi Mike, thanks for another really helpful video. When shooting directly into the sun, lens glare is always inevitable, even with a lens hood. However I didn't see it in any of these shots. How did you manage to get the shots glare free?

  32. jeff chandler July 23, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Hi mike, I am relatively new to photography, and I suppose like many, I bought a camera thinking I would go out and take fantastic photos, without realizing how in depth the subject is, from the camera to post processing, so having the attitude to never give up, I got on YouTube and studied for hours and hours, without YouTube I suppose the only way is photography classes, I have to say from a novices point off view your videos are without doubt the most informative, I'm not calling all the other photographers on YouTube because they are fantastic, but they talk as if you already understand everything about the camera, I needed to be taught from scratch, and your videos did just that, so I would like to say thank you.
    P.s I live in malaga Spain, if your ever over here and want to see places to photograph, just send an email I will be happy to oblige

  33. walo Thoenen July 23, 2017 at 10:26 am

    thx 4 showing this. I love Lanzarote, I'm there every year 🙂

  34. mcgarnacle21 July 23, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I agree with all the praise you've received in the comments here so I feel I'd just be repeating everyone else but I will comment anyway to show my appreciation and thanks for the videos you put out. They're thoroughly entertaining and educational and the level of detail is perfect. Thanks Mike.

  35. Kathleen Hart July 23, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Currently on Block 4 of the 7 building blocks course. Enjoying the pace, weekly content delivery gives us time to absorb each concept without moving ahead too fast.

  36. KreygScott July 23, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    So I'm watching another one of your awesome videos and couldn't help think to myself, "Why isn't Mike using a tripod?" LOL As usual, I love the video and please continue sharing and keep up the good work. 🙂

  37. Busyboy 42 July 23, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Totaly agree with you at 1.08. I was in my local park 2 weks ago (without my camera!) and had time to kill. 8.30pm ish, big sky with my local power station in the middle distance and the sun going down behind me. Sunny, then a downpour, then bright sun again, double rainbow, wondeful cloud formation, a beautiful sky. But then all of a sudden the light changed and the sky took on a blue i have never seen before, People stopped walking and stared at the sky It was amazing amazing. And it lasted about 30 seconds. Just wow.

  38. Giuseppe Corso July 23, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Hello Mike, why didn't you use a tripod or a gnd filter?

  39. Michael Halligan July 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Liked your video blog as I always do, but can you stiop saying " I can pull this out in Photoshop". A lot of us dont have Photoshop or any other photo editing software (other than some simple editing that may have come with camera) we hope you can guide us to get it the best we can in camera.

  40. Bill Britt July 23, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    It's amazing how you can take a plain, rather boring landscape and produce such awesome photographs. I've learn more from your youtube vids than the 7 or 8 books that I've read!

  41. Ric July 24, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Thank you Mike for all the great tutorials. You mentioned in this video you were going to show how you edited this in Lightroom.

  42. Nino Xerri July 24, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Hi Mike. Love your you tube tutorials. Do you use Exposure Compensation for any of your shots to get the result you are looking for?

  43. jon carley July 24, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Hi mike thanks for the video I know this is generally about composition but in this circumstance which metering mode would you use? and where would you take an exposure reading from? I always thought it was better to expose for highlights but I notice in one of your videos that you say bringing up the shadows too much can create noise… but I find if you let the highlights burn out on a sky like this one you end up with a lot of "white" or colourless areas in the sky and even in post it is hard to bring them out without overdoing it I don't always find the histogram reliable if there are a lack of colours in the shot it can be very peaked towards the middle and unreliable for exposure information what would you consider the better option? Slightly more noise or areas of sky without colour it's subjective I know but the thoughts from a pro would be helpful thanks, jon

  44. Mardhiah Ghaus July 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    How did those starbursts appear after you edited them? There wasn't any at the scene

  45. roy hall July 25, 2017 at 6:43 am

    good as usual mike

  46. György Sipos July 26, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Awesome views are captured as always. Your videos are in the top 3 about photography. Thx 4 sharing

  47. Rahoy Media July 26, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Omg I don't know what else to say! To be honest your are professional U know how to teach. Thanks a lot. May Allaha bless u

  48. simon hunt July 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Yep best videos on you tube!

  49. Mohit Mahajan July 26, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    have u ever visited INDIA????

  50. Tastenprogrammierung July 26, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Always a Great Job! Well done and so informative "the diamond shape – Great 🙂

  51. Ivaylo Pankov July 27, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Great video as always. One of the most educational photography channel out there. Thank you Mike. I like your stile and vision. Keep doing what you apparently love doing. You are one of my biggest influence and reason to follow my passion in photography!

  52. ana harvey July 27, 2017 at 5:59 am

    thank you great ideas

  53. Sharon Hobson July 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Just learning and loving your UBG. After 12/18 months of trying to understand , suddenly your easy to understand videos are creating "lightbulb" moments. Can't wait to complete more😎

  54. honda750k6 July 28, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I don't think I quite realised how much can change with such a small change in position.

    I must try harder !!!!

  55. Steven Matthews July 28, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    What is the cool photo screensaver you have in the background of this video? I've searched for it on the internet without success.

  56. Roger Cox July 30, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Mike, really great sunset shots. How are you avoiding lens glare? I always seem to get sun spots when shooting into the sunset.

  57. Olivia Reed July 31, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Dear Mike Brown, I'm taking a picture for someone I know and I would like to take a silhouette of a friend for the photo, but I've never done anything like this. Do you have any tips or videos that will help me out? Thanks! ~Olivia

  58. Salman Rashid Eon August 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Sir,what lens should I use for my Canon 700D for landscape photography? I'm a student, so if you can refer a low budget lens,I'd be grateful.

    Regards From Bangladesh. Sir.
    I've always followed your almost every instructions and it helped me to improve my photography.
    thank you sir.

  59. Mollie Austin August 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Please could ANYONE check out and subscribe to my twin sisters photography channel ? It would make her so happy ! Search annieaustinphotography :)))

  60. Allan Thompson August 2, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Thanks Mike, another inspirational video. I've been busy building a workshop in the garden amongst other things so it's nice to get back to some photography study. ATB

  61. D S August 2, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Hi Mike. Do you know anything about " Luminar ". I was just wondering if you've used it and if you might know the pros and cons of it. Thanks and sweet video as usual  🙂

  62. Art Lopez August 3, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Mike, in Sept 8hr lay over at Gatwick Airport. Any near by towns I can take photos of interest ? I have 2hr Max.

  63. Chris Fenton August 3, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Love your videos Mike. Been holidaying on the south coast this week and visited Lymington, Christchurch and Mudeford.
    I am a DT teacher and keen photographer and will also be teaching photography next year! Will point my students to your channel!
    Chris

  64. SP August 4, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Your videos are a godsend. Making me a better photographer.. Thank you!

  65. Jules Baumann August 7, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Once again, Mike, a great tutorial – definitely reinforces what I've learnt from your 7 Building Blocks course

  66. Harshal Mungikar September 3, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Thank you Mike for sharing all the quality info. Learnt so much from you! Your presentation is easy to understand, in-depth and involves a lot of practical demonstration.

  67. 809tubs October 2, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    2.24…. "on the piss" an old british expression meaning not quite right old chap… but seriously nice vid mike ….welcome back!

  68. Levi Amante October 28, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    you're the best Mike! -LEVI

  69. Philip D Joshi November 9, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    What lens are you using?

  70. Luis Delgado November 21, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Once again Mike. Thank you.

  71. Philip Culbertson December 4, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Cracking as you say! I'm really enjoying the videos.

  72. dave thistle December 6, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Excellent tips Mike, just taken a shot of the groynes on Teignemouth beach leading into the sunrise.

  73. Melissa Hall January 2, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    I love your videos. Thank you!

  74. Peter Cutler January 10, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Superb as always Mike. ALSO LOVING THE HUNGARIAN @ 4:00 mins 😂😂😂

  75. Geoengineeringwatch South Africa April 6, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Fabulous video Mike! Thank you SO much! You are definitely the BEST on the internet. So inspirational. I can highly recommend your Ultimate Beginner's Course – really awesome.

  76. Geoengineeringwatch South Africa April 6, 2018 at 8:15 am

    BTW, the haze is from geoengineering – deliberate weather modification via aircraft 'exhaust' trails.

  77. John Kramer May 10, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Mr Mike, just love your style of videos here (one of its kind). the constant talking is so much useful for beginners like me to understand how the smallest of things can influence the pics to a great degree. Thank you again.

  78. Nabil Azouzi July 23, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Interesting video, helpful for a first time sunset shooting , I’ll let you know the result thanks 🙏

  79. Shaun Stricklin August 18, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    I really love to watch your vids, I'm very new to photography and learning alot from your vids, thanks you for doing these, and the way you teach grabs the attention of the viewers.

  80. edward john odes August 22, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Brilliant!!

  81. Minz B September 22, 2018 at 5:17 am

    Love love love this video.

  82. Mustard 80 September 23, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    great video! Thank you

  83. ke4uyp September 25, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Sangria Sunset
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/43534295184/

  84. Jane Ruckert September 28, 2018 at 4:32 am

    THanks for a great video!!!

  85. Luis Delgado October 6, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you Mike. Very interesting and very well explained.

  86. michael canales October 14, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    your work is awesome…

  87. Michael Brunt October 26, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    HI Mike, love taking sunsets, & anything which includes water, but never really sure where my focus point should be, & fined the the sun is just blob of bright light, also should i use an aperture higher than f/16 ?

  88. Barry Ephgrave December 23, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Did you have an ND filter on the lens?

  89. Brian Smith January 4, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Thanks for your time Mike, I really appreciate it. You’ve inspired me to make more time for my photography. No more excuses! 😊

  90. Andrea H February 16, 2019 at 1:43 am

    What year have you noticed sunset and sunrises change? Geoengineering the past few years slowly ruined everything as I see it.

  91. Juan Carlos Lopez February 18, 2019 at 8:03 am

    You should try Okinawa one day. You will love it! I have some pictures of Okinawan sunsets I like to call "Organic Egg Okinawan Sunsets" because the orange-yellow combinations are unbelievable!

  92. Jose Bueno March 10, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Do you shoot in AWB or use kelvin mode?

  93. parmeshwar shewhorak March 15, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Light wait for no man , I like that mate.

  94. parmeshwar shewhorak March 15, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Milking the location ,

  95. Mickey Stine March 29, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    You have a very creative mind. Love it!!

  96. Evil Diesel April 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Wow I must have a look at one of your workshops in Lanzarotte! Beautiful:)

  97. C R May 1, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Brilliant as usual. Some cracking shots and really helpful. Many thanks

  98. CJL June 30, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Awesome video, where are your focus point when taking these shots?

  99. Mark Coull July 9, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Very nice, loved the pace and explanations in the video, you have a new sub!

  100. Mark Hornby August 21, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Nice work Mike. I'm keen to watch the editing of these. Would you mind sharing the location with us? I can't recall any reference to it in the video.

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