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Digital Sunrise and Sunset Photography
Help and Tips

Take spectacular sunrise and sunset photos with your digital camera. Sunrise and sunset photo composition, finding the right time to take photos, safety, and other issues.


#1: Don't Use an Optical Viewfinder Near the Sun
Never use an optical viewfinder when pointing your digital camera towards the sun!

#2: Don't Limit Yourself with the Thirds Rule
Sunrise and sunset photos should accentuate the colors of the sky.

#3: Taking Pictures on Sunny Days
Take care when taking digital camera photographs on sunny days.

#4: Add a Subject to Your Photo
Show some patience and add silhouetted figures to your digital sunrise and sunset photos.

#5: Arrive Early and Stay Late
Take extra time and record the full sunrise or sunset experience with your digital camera.

#6: The Problem with Sunglasses
Resist the urge to overexpose photos previewed on LCDs when wearing sunglasses - or take them off before shooting a photo.

#7: Find Sunrise and Sunset Times
Taking photos at sunrise or sunset can add excitement and warmth to your travel photos.

#8: Capturing Sunrises and Sunsets
Tips on getting clear, exciting sunrise and sunset photographs.

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