Tip of the Day: Low-horizon Sunrise

When shooting landscapes, and seascapes, it is common to include more of either the sky of the land/sea rather than places the horizon in the middle of the picture. For sunrises/sunsets, it’s best to be where you want to take the shot about 20 minutes ahead of time. Look out got very high clouds in the sky and break in the clouds on the horizon where the sun is going to set/rise, so the light from the sun can hit the bottom of the clouds—this is what makes for great colors.Adapted from Hot Shots

When shooting landscapes, and seascapes, it is common to include more of either the sky of the land/sea rather than places the horizon in the middle of the picture. For sunrises/sunsets, it’s best to be where you want to take the shot about 20 minutes ahead of time. Look out got very high clouds in the sky and break in the clouds on the horizon where the sun is going to set/rise, so the light from the sun can hit the bottom of the clouds—this is what makes for great colors.

Adapted from Hot Shots: Tips and Tricks for taking better pictures by Kevin Meredith (Chronicle Books, 2009;$17)

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