- Sunrise photography tips for beginners
Jenn Cooper from the Canon Collective loves to get up early to shoot the sunrise over the ocean. Here she reveals her insights to get the best out of your sunrise photos (and sunsets too) with tips for the ocean that work for any sunrise location.
The best light for landscape photography is first thing in the morning and the last light of the day. It definitely is worth getting up nice and early to capture a great sunrise. So, get out there, take some photos, and see what you can discover.
Try shooting in AV mode with an ISO of 100 and at f/11 as it will help you maximise the depth-of-field from the foreground to the background. Live View will also help to ensure that your horizon is straight.
And when shooting a sunrise, it can be nice to include something else in your foreground. Beautiful, textured rocks of the coastline lend themselves perfectly to this job.
When you're down on the shoreline you'll need to change your lens. A 10-18mm ultra-wide lens is perfect for landscape photography. It's allows you to get more of the foreground in your shot. By changing your lens, you can change your story.