October 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm #26398Hannah MooreParticipant
I would love to get any input on how to take sunset pictures better. I heard most photographers don’t care to judge sunset pictures because people don’t know how to take them. This sunset was disappearing quite quickly, so we had a moment to stop and capture the scenery!!
Let me know how I can improve, because there seems to be many sunsets that I just don’t feel that I got the right composition.
Thank you!! 🙂
Taken in manual
F\5.3 I believe the f-stop is too low!
Shutter speed 1\500
October 23, 2017 at 7:01 pm #26403Hannah SchmechelParticipant
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Those are beautiful pictures! I do not know too much about taking sunset photos, but I like the first photo’s composition over the second, although placing the sunset on a third is a neat idea if that is what you were trying to accomplish. It looks a little dark in the foreground, but since it is in the evening that may be hard to avoid.October 24, 2017 at 10:01 pm #26434Dan CopeParticipant
You’ve done well at capturing the colors of the sunset! To make a good sunset photo, generally speaking you need either a light enough foreground with an interesting subject or a dark foreground with interesting silhouettes. Your foreground is mostly just dark space and the tree silhouettes are not quite strong enough to be real compelling to me. Maybe you could have gotten closer to the trees or zoomed in and found some interesting shapes that would have been more predominant than what you have here. I feel that the second picture is lacking in that there is too much of the sky that is not interesting and with nothing but darkness in the foreground there is simply not enough of anything in the photo to hold my attention. In the first photo the beauty of the sunset and the shapes of the clouds are interesting and fill the upper part of the frame nicely. Even though the tree silhouette shapes are not real predominant, they are there and I think this photo has the potential to be used with a scripture verse or other text on the dark foreground or perhaps as a panorama such as the crop that I have attached. Keep up the good work! There are few things that inspire a landscape photographer more than a colorful sky!October 25, 2017 at 6:40 am #26436Hannah MooreParticipant
Thank you @dan-cope, you just gave me something to work with for my next sunset! This picture would have looked really neat if there was a silhouette as the subject!! It wasn’t too long after I got a few of these pictures that the sunset wasn’t so bright anymore, but I am thankful I was able to capture as much as I did and be able to learn more about how to capture sunsets on Lenspiration!!
Thank you!!October 25, 2017 at 11:36 am #26454James StaddonKeymaster
I feel like I said everything I wanted to say about these shots on the Photo Critique webinar last night. Feel free to re-watch it if you’d like. It’s at the very end of the replay:
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