Twilight Photography


Good morning,

For most photographers including myself, the best time to shoot is during the golden hours. You know, right around sunrise or sunset when the sky is full of magic.

However, twilight is another favorite time of mine. During this time the sky still has plenty of rich colors but there is no longer any direct light. You’ll be surprised how much color there really is in the sky during twilight since a camera’s sensor can pick up more light than we are able to see with our eyes (long exposures).

Here’s a good example of a twilight image of the Organic Mill here in Atglen. The trick to shooting good twilight images is being able to balance the ambient light (natural light) and artificial light coming from the buildings.


  • Nikon D800
  • Tamron lens –24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
  • Gitzo GT3542xls tripod
  • Singh Ray Filters
  • Lexar CF Card
  • DXO Viewpoint
  • Topaz Labs
  • Exposure – 30 seconds
  • Aperture – f/6.7
  • ISO – 100
  • Manual Mode

Best of Light,


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