Summer’s here and that means a sunset marked each night by a different cloud formation that just might add interesting pastel glows and unusual patterns to your shots. If you’ve got a Westward facing landmark like the Naples Pier now is the time to line it right up with the setting sun for perfect silhouettes and scenes. Here are a few tips to accentuate your Summer photography:
1- Water: experiment with slow shutter speeds early and late to lend a silky effect to even choppy water. If you stay late enough like I often do try some 30 second exposures with your ISO cranked down to it’s lowest setting.
2- White Balance: If you understand this setting and how to change it you can add to your sunset pictures by setting your white balance to cloudy or shady which will cause your digital camera to amplify the reds and oranges. Just remember to reset before you move on.
3- Shooting Angle: Great pictures are basically lighting and composition so really pay attention to your framing. One easy tip for photographing people- compose the shot so that the horizon does not run through the person’s head/neck area. That alone will yield you more winners.
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