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Superb Sunsets: Tips for Stunning Sunset Photos

2011-09-19 16

No vacation is complete without a sunset photo. Learn how to capture beautiful sunsets with these simple tips!

Credits: maya_newman

Many people tend to take pictures of the sunset while they’re on vacation, especially if the vacation destination is the beach. However, not all sunset pictures turn out great. In some cases, the photos do not capture the beauty of the real thing. Here are some tips that you can try out the next time you take a sunset photo!

Credits: bravebird

Get There Ahead of Time
Once you get to your vacation destination, scope out the area and look for spots that have spectacular views of the sunset. This will give you an idea on the best places to shoot your sunset photos! Also, check the local time to know the time of the sunset. Arrive at the place half an hour before the sunset so that you can get ready!

Credits: hodachrome

Experiment With the Weather
Sunset photos are not only good when the sun is out. In some cases, when the sky is filled with clouds, the colors can change or the sun can peek out from behind them. These instances can yield amazing pictures.

Credits: springeth

Work with Silhouettes
Sunset photos become more interesting if there is an added subject. What you can do is work with silhouettes of objects that may be in the frame when you shoot the sunset. Work with people, boats or other objects.

Credits: werriston

These are some tips that will help you with your sunset photos! Remember to keep shooting since the sun’s position changes every few seconds as it sets. This will give you variety in your photos and rest assured, you will be able to find that perfect sunset picture that fits right in your vacation album!

Credits: moodification

written by jeanmendoza on 2011-09-19 #gear #tutorials #vacation #tips #photography #tipster #sunset #sun #top-tipster-techniques #tutorial

16 Comments

  1. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Great collection of photos.

  2. foxypoxy3
    foxypoxy3 ·

    awesome photos.

  3. ho0la
    ho0la ·

    awesome picture :D

  4. lilo
    lilo ·

    Gorgeous photos! Some good tips, I'll make sure to try them out :)

  5. kingt4
    kingt4 ·

    Nice pics.

  6. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    luv sunsets!

  7. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    luv sunsets!

  8. hannahbryant_
    hannahbryant_ ·

    Great article with some stunning photos.

  9. _ella_
    _ella_ ·

    amazing photos!

  10. lovebuck
    lovebuck ·

    pictures are amazing!!!!

  11. moodification
    moodification ·

    Great article ... and thanks for choosing one of my photos!

  12. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    i love sunsets!

  13. kendi
    kendi ·

    Dipolog, Philippines has one of the best sunsets in the world. :)

  14. izzzart
    izzzart ·

    I have knowledge of your tipster .. :)

  15. iamdnierod
    iamdnierod ·

    good stuff!

  16. ulap
    ulap ·

    awesome pictures!!!

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