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Sunrise and sunset can give you some of the most dramatic pictures nature has to offer. Here are some tips on how to capture these visual treasures with ease.
Turn your sunrise and sunset pictures into beautiful wall art with this fun project.
Place the horizon off center
Fight the flare
At sunrise and sunset, the sun is in a near–camera–level position, which can cause sun flare. You can avoid or minimize flare by using:
Take advantage of camera settings
Include a silhouette
Add some depth and perspective to your photos. Turn off your camera's flash option and add a silhouette in the foreground, such as:
Keep your lens clean
Dust particles, fingerprints, or other foreign matter can cause considerable lens flare when you include the angle of the rising/setting sun in your pictures.
Take your time
Carry a notebook
In order to log suitable locations for sunrise/sunset pictures, try carrying a notebook with you.
Check the weather
Weather is of major importance when taking pictures of sunrises and sunsets.
Enhance your pictures
Share your pictures