Sunrise Camera Tips

There is nothing more beautiful then a sunrise to start your day. Here are a couple of examples of a recent weekend capture.

Beautiful Sunrise

Beautiful Sunrise

You have to get up early to catch the deep blues in the sky before the sun makes its appearance to the world. The deep blue colors this time of the morning can be dramatic. I ‘m not sure what planet is in the top right corner of the screen but it’s not a dust stop on my lens.

Sunrise

Once the sun does make it’s appearance ,you can see how you start to lose the beautiful blue tones in the sky you had about 30 minuets ago. When photographing a sunrise or sunset try not to place your horizon line right in the middle of the frame. By using the rule of thirds in photography lingo you will make your images much more interesting by selecting the placement of your subject.

The sun close up

The sun close up

This image reminds me of the movie poster for The Longest Summer (if you are old enough to remember this surfing classic).You can create a number of different looks from the same sunrise or sunset. Try using a longer lens, changing you view, recomposing your subject or even shooting through the glass of the room ¬†when it’s way too cold to go outside.

The only way to improve your photography skills it to keep shooting and always keep looking .Now you can improve that next image.

Thanks,Bill