Golden Hour Photography: tips for making magical landscapes at dawn

    | Landscape | Photography Tips | 23/05/2013 11:00am

    Two techniques for controlling light at dawn

    Two techniques for controlling light at dawn

    Shooting at sunrise involves some tricky lighting conditions. Generally, if you expose for the bright sky, the foreground will come out much too dark and lack detail.

    The easiest way to resolve this is to use a neutral density graduated filter (for instance an 0.9ND grad) to reduce the exposure for the sky while keeping the exposure for the foreground the same.

    Before fitting the filter, take a meter reading from the foreground (excluding the sky) and set this exposure in Manual mode.

    Then recompose and fit the filter so that the darker part covers the sky and take the shot.

    Alternatively, take one shot with the exposure set for the foreground and a second exposed for the sky, then blend the two images in Photoshop.

    PAGE 1: What you need to know about golden hour photography
    PAGE 2: Two techniques for controlling light at dawn
    PAGE 3: Three ways to give your golden hour photography an advantage
    PAGE 4: Tips to remember when shooting golden hour photography


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    Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 am under Landscape, Photography Tips.

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