I am not one for writing Poems or Prose so I thought I would
use the writing format to give some information / tips to others
about how I see taking certain types of pictures.
Hope you find these helpful and they are by no means the only way.
Please feel free to add any other tips or comments you personally
I will begin with SUNSETS for there is nothing like a wonderful
orange sunset to add colour to clouds and transform your landscapes
into wonderful tones and different colours.
They say that summer is the best time for sunsets, and although
that is true to some extent, there are also some wonderful sunsets
to be seen at different times of the year.
Most are stumbled upon accidentally, but if you are going out
to seriously take a particular place at sunset you need to arrive at
least an hour before sundown to get set up and to be able to get
a good variety of shots as the sun goes down.
Although you could get away with setting your camera on a post
or another still object, it best to have a tripod to enable you to take
shots in low light conditions without camera shake.
Don’t use the flash, and you may need to set the white balance
manually on a digital camera, and use the daylight setting to get
warmer tones to the Image. If your camera has a sunset mode, try
using that and see what results you get. If you have the time, play
with different settings to see what is being produced.
Keep checking the images on the screen after each shot to see if
you are getting the sort of image you want.
We are so fortunate today with digital cameras to be able to do this.
In the days of film it was all guesswork until you got your film back
I have heard it said that adjusting the AE-composition setting to
–0.5 or –1 should help to put something in the foreground more
into silhouette, if that is what you are trying to achieve, try it.
I haven’t mentioned filters, as so many have different views and
availability of such luxuries.
Happy Sunset hunting – Ted
I will begin with SUNSETS