well, I'm not using any particular technique or lens. Just grab a SLR camera and try things out, generally light like this appears in the early morning or in the afternoon. (4 o'clock is perfect, in my opinion) Just make a few shots an view them on your screen and see the effect. I do it purely on luck/feeling.
Another thing, since were exchanging tips, I was thinking about taking up drawing again, and I have loads of trouble making sure everything in proportion, any suggestions?
So you have natural talent and sense for a taking shots
For a right proportion I use a grid ( I know, it´s not so good, but I´m a perfectionist and I always wanna have a realistic result so I´m using a grid) , and the other work is about practice - shading technique, texture of a paper, good pencils, etc. that´s all I know, that I still have to working hard on my drawing technique, but it´s all about fun and for discovering new possibilities
I hope, you´ll turn back to drawing and that soon we will see the result Good luck !