by Jeff Goulden
For equipment, you will need an adaptable camera (one in which you can adjust the shutter speed and the aperture). Optional equipment might include a tripod and shutter release cable. Also, a telephoto lens can be used to make the sun appear larger in the picture.
Foreground objects will appear as strong silhouettes, advantageous to the creative photographer. Trees, boats, rocks and even people can be used as a foreground to frame the picture, creating a strong composition.
A great sunset picture doesn't even need to include the sun. Turn around and see what the sun is lighting behind you. Mountains and trees take on a special glow when illuminated by the setting sun.
Whether it's a trip to the ocean or a hike in the mountains, you can return with a unique work of art if you take the time to view and photograph the disappearing sun, the subjects it illuminates and its delicate expression of color.