This post includes stunning twilight photography and tips so that you could also capture this twilight in your camera.
If you have opened this page for Twilight the movie franchise or Twilight the book series, you would be utterly disappointed because this page is not even remotely relevant to that.
Twilight is the soft glow you see in the sky when the sun is setting below the horizon. This glow is formed when sunshine is reflected from the atmosphere layer.
In photography terms, twilight is the time span of two hours around sunset. And we are sharing photos of those timings.
These are absolutely picturesque images and they can be a huge inspiration for you to go out, try to take these photos yourself… or just the enjoy this magical time.
What a time twilight is, to some it’s the time of romance, to some it’s the time of prayers but to most of us it’s the time to go back home. It is the time when drop off all burdens and be with the people we love. Pictures of twilight hours bring us the same feeling and that’s why they are so popular.
Twilight Photography Tips
Best time to shoot it is almost Sunset/Sunrise to make the shadows long. 20-30 minutes after the sunset also works great when Artificial Lights are taking over.
Be there at least 20 minutes before the showtime. You should be able to get a feel of the environment and find the best location.
Focal point is a must. One prominent subject, like a tree, the sun, sunshine rays, water, a stone or something that the viewer’s eye can focus on.
Use the shutter release cable (if you have one for long exposure photos) or you can use the timer delay option.
Set everything on Manual, Auto focus OFF.
Set the ASA to the lowest (100 mostly).
Twilight Photographs in the Magic Hour!
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Washington’s Mount Rainier reflects in the lake at twilight hour. Stars shine and this looks like the most peaceful place on planet earth.
Just a corn field in twilight hour. Its the photographer who makes it look so mythical.
This is an 11-in-1 HDR image. The star trails absolutely stunning.
Kubu Island, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana. The amazing click is by Hougaard Malan.
Another photo taken at Mount Rainier, by the same photographer: Alex Noriega.
Picture taken at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, North Carolina.
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Fire effect using silhouette technique.
Clouds are enraged!
Budapest, Hungary at twilight.
The jungle, the mist, the twilight… what are we doing in the cities?
The stones in the sea form a path to glory.
Long exposure photo of dawn.
Pink Santorini: famous greek island at twilight hour.
Canada’s capital reveals the colors of autumn.
I don’t know what place is this… but I’d sure love to reside in that hut.
An HDR image of countryside road on sunset hour.
Twilight, its purple!
Lake house at twilight hour.
A photographer is at work…. nobody disturb please.