Many of us are attracted to sunset photography, especially the gorgeous warm colors that fill the sky when the sun starts to fade away. During the first few moments of the sunset, you can take amazing, yet challenging shots.
New or amateur photographers face two main problems when they try to take sunset photography shots. The first one is the sunset’s short duration, so they spend the time setting up their camera and miss the real shots. The second problem is losing focus in the composition. Sometimes, the photographers focus more on the light and colors and forget about the objects in the scene, so the result is a composition with no focus. If you can overcome these issues, you will be able to take amazing sunset photos like the examples below.
Before going outside to take sunset photographs, you need to prepare the equipment you will need, such as a tripod and wide-angle lenses. This will help you save a lot of time and be able to experience different settings and lenses over the short duration of the sunset.
In order to expose more light, you need to use a slow shutter speed, which will subsequently require you to use a tripod for steady shots. Keep in mind that a high ISO can produce noise in the shot.
Also, when you are shooting sunset photography, you may think of under-exposing the image in order to get warm and dramatic light.
Actually, sunset photography requires you to try different values and experiment with different camera settings to produce unique shots, similar to the following breathtaking examples of sunset photography by Moyan Brenn. Moyan is an Italian photographer from Rome. He has a great passion to photography especially landscapes.