- Find somewhere to prop your phone or camera so it is as stable as possible – use a rock or something you have with you - or ideally use a mini grip tripod.
- Clean the camera lens with a lens cloth and if possibly shield the camera with your hand to minimise lens flare.
- Look out for some light clouds – ideally wispy or fluffy as they can really pick up the sunset colours. Dense clouds on the horizon could mean the sun simply disappears behind them and doesn’t set.
- Think about a silhouette in the foreground – a ruin, a plant, a person – and reflections over water.
- Look out for stunning sunset images taken by local photographers and search out that location and try your hand at similar compositions.
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