There are few experiences more memorable than watching the sun sink gently towards the horizon at the end of the day, or appear above at the beginning. But how often are you disappointed by your photos? In wideangle shots the beauty of the sun’s orb appears tiny. With a telephoto lens, however, you can magnify it and make a feature of it. Use your longest lens. A 500mm or 600mm lens – or equivalent with a crop-sensor camera – is ideal, though you can always crop the image during postprocessing to make the sun appear even bigger in the image. Watch the exposure – it’s easy to overexpose the sun as it’s so bright.