- Beginner sunset photography tips
Sunsets are full of opportunity. The warm tones really bring out great portraits, landscapes and even some cracking silhouettes. Learn how to photograph beautiful sunsets with these five smart photo bootcamp tips.
If you're photographing directly into the sunset you'll need to expose for the brightest point. And that is the sun. So make sure that your shutter speeds are quite high.
You can superimpose a gridline in the viewfinder of your DSLR that will help with horizons and also with rule of thirds. This helps to capture the horizon nice and straight and get the best from your composition.
This is a great tip to really get the most out of a sunset and bring out those golden yellows and oranges.
For sunsets or any landscape photographs, getting a great depth-of-field is important so set your camera between f/8 and f/11 and then adjust your shutter speeds to get the correct exposure.
Use that beautiful golden light to get other stunning shots, especially portraits or use the light to enhance a landscape or architectural shot.
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