Theme: Sunrise / Sunset
Cracking theme, but don’t expect an image like this to drop into your lap, you’re going to have to work for this one!
Personally when you’ve got your Christmas decorations sorted I’d get this one planned in. Find your spot, check the weather and do your best to get a lovely shot. Oh and don’t rush it, you can sometimes get the best colours a few minutes after the sun has dropped below the horizon, just sit tight for a while.
A few things you’re going to need:
If you want to get some filters here’s a link to the ones I have. Affordable filter set.
How to Focus training could be useful here, you’ll see me capturing my own sunset in one of the videos.
See the details from challenge #1, I don’t want to keep filling each post with the rules.
You really don’t have to look to hard to find some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, just take a look at these I found on 500px (fast becoming my go-to site for inspiration!)
Take a look at this website with some lovely images including at least one from the above set, if this doesn’t inspire you I reckon you should hang up your camera and go learn to bake!
The UK Landscape – I for one am aiming on capturing an image like this!
Here’s some starting settings to try for your sunset image. You definitely want to be on a tripod and have a remote release (links above if you need them).
First set the camera to manual ‘M’ on the dial and then focus manually about 1/3 of the way into your scene. Set your shutter speed to 1/30sec, your apperture to f16 and your ISO to 100.The last thing is to set your white balance to daylight and your good to go. Now you typically want to underexpose to really bring out the colours in the sky but if you want to darken the image you can increase the shutter speed or increase the aperture number. To brighten it you can decrease the aperture number or shutter speed number (so the shutter is open longer). Sorted. If that doesn’t make sense pop a question below and share where you’re confused. There are no silly questions, I’m here to help 🙂
It’s over to you!
So anytime now you can start posting your ideas below and any questions you have.
At any time through January you can post your final image and hopefully we’ll get a good selection flowing down in the comments below. Feel free to comment on others’ work and please as stated above give us a bit of commentary to go along with your image and the camera’s settings.