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Photo Of The Day: Being In The Right Place, Handheld With A Go-To Travel Zoom

For freelance photographer Daniel Casson (@daniel_casson), the journey into photography started on Instagram. A hobby quickly turned into a passion when he gained over 600,000+ followers across all of his social channels, with people from all over the world noticing his work. Casson began investing in his passion more and is now well known for his landscape and travel photography. We saw this photo on Casson’s Instagram and were blown away by the colors and light. Using his go-to travel lens, a Sony 24-105mm f/4 G, Casson arrived at this sopt and he let the sunset unfold in front of him. This photo of the day proves that luck favors the prepared.


Photo by Daniel Casson. Sony Alpha 7 III. Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. 1/250-sec., f/4, ISO 320

Travel and landscape photographer Daniel Casson shares how he captured this beautiful view with his Sony Alpha 7 III and Sony 24-105mm f/4 G lens.

The Scene

The shot is taken at South Stack Lighthouse off the Northwest coast of Holy Island, Anglesey.  We were there on a road trip around North Wales and we decided that this spot would be great for the sunset. I didn't really have a particular shot in mind but I was hoping that the sunset would be special.

The Gear

I used my Sony Alpha 7 III and my go-to lens, the Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. I pretty much use this all the time. I just love how sharp it is and even when the light starts to get lower, it still is capable of some amazing shots for landscapes!

The Shot

I shoot everything handheld; I very rarely use a tripod and I believe cameras like Sony allow you to do this with ease. I shot this at 24mm and the settings were 1/250-sec., f/4, ISO 320.

The Edit

I always edit all of my photos and I do that in Lightroom. I apply my own preset and then just make some tweaks! A good tip for beginners, is when I transfer the images over to my phone, it reduces the quality and color because of the size. I then tweak the image again and bring those colors and sharpness back using the Lightroom app.

See more of Daniel Casson's work on Instagram @daniel_casson.


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