To produce really effective, dramatic sunset images, you usually need more than just the sunset – you need foreground subjects in frame, whether they are shapes, shadows, details or textures, while clouds and birds in the sky can also be helpful for adding depth and interest, and bringing the scene to life.
To achieve bokeh in an image, you need to use a fast lens—the faster the better. You’ll want to use a lens with at least an f/2.8 aperture, with faster apertures of f/2, f/1.8 or f/1.4 being ideal. Many photographers like to use fast prime lenses when shooting photographs that they want visible bokeh in.
Two words: be present. In a society that spends so much time on the Internet, I truly feel there’s no substitute for personal contact—whether with clients, prospects or industry peers. Get out and meet with people. Second, look the part. Dressing professionally really does matter in an industry based on impressions.
A very fast shutter speed would be 1/1000 second, and that speed would freeze most action in its tracks. A slow shutter speed like 1/30 second would blur a person casually strolling by. Most cameras offer a wide range of shutter speeds, from as long as 30 seconds to as short as 1/8000 second.