Two Canon Pros Compete For Best Golden Hour Shot

In this short video, pro nature photographers Erin Babnik and Charles Glatzer head into the field to capture golden hour illumination

Screen shots from a Canon USA YouTube video

Canon USA produces a series of “EOL Challenges” for its YouTube channel that follow Canon Explorers of Light into the field to shoot images on a theme. This episode stars two EOL photographers we’ve recently featured in Outdoor Photographer, and we thought it would be fun to share this video so you could virtually meet them.

Babnik’s “Interpreting The Landscape” is one of our favorite landscape photography stories of 2021, in which she describes how her background in art history has been formative to her style.

Wildlife photographers with an interest in bears will love Glatzer’s guide to the “Bears Of Katmai National Park” as he provides location, technical and creative advice for photographic success in Alaska.

Back to the video below, Babnik is in the Dolomites of Italy shooting for an epic image of the mountain peaks illuminated by sunset light, while Glatzer is traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway in the U.S. in search of a stunning sunrise. Both photographers talk about their lens choices for the scene and the techniques they used to adapt to the situation.

Both Babnik and Glatzer came away with awesome images, but we give the “win” to Glatzer. As the saying goes, luck favors the prepared—and it paid off for him. See if you agree.