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Pictures of Sunsets – LBD Photography

Learn by Doing Photography #20 – Pictures of Sunsets

Sunsets were on my mind today as a storm passed over. This morning we pulled out the umbrella for our walk to school. By lunch the storm had passed leaving the air fresh with the just after it rained spring aroma to fill the air! The storm clouds that came and went were amazing through out the day. So naturally my mind turned to sunsets. What would tonight’s sunset be like…

One of the the first rules you read about is the sunset is always best after the sunsets not the moments before. Tonight as we watched the sun go down I wanted to stay a little longer, but bed time was calling my little one. We took some pictures as headed home, as I was tucking her in I looked out the window and the sky was full of color. Be sure to wait till the sky is colorful before you click! Let’s see yours… Pick up your camera and take a picture tonight!

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Tips for shooting sunsets

A few tips I have heard and learned along the way

Of course don’t forget to keep shooting before during and after the sunsets, the light will keep changing and the best shot might be after the sun sets

Put the horzien near the bottom, try not to put it right in the middle.

Don’t forget to look around for interesting shapes that would make a cool silhouette.

Underexpose your photograph – James Beltz does a great job in this tutorial explaining why you should underexpose.

Next week on Learn by Doing Photography Assignment #21 – Pictures of Pets

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