So you want to capture that perfect sunset at an idyllic location but you don’t have a tripod or a cable release, what do you do? There are many ways to overcome the lack of gear and use what you have on hand.
A recent trip to Milford Sound gave me an opportunity to make do with the gear I had at the time and improvise. I didn’t have a tripod, a cable release or anything to help me set up a long exposure shot. The sun was going down fast and I had a very small window of light.
I improvised and used things that had worked in the past. Whenever I am faced with these opportunities to get a sunset shot, but I don’t have all my gear on me, these are the steps I follow to get that magical shot.