Sunrise photography tips: DSLR shortcuts that are guaranteed to brighten your day

    | Landscape | Photography Tips | 14/06/2013 00:01am
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    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post our pro takes our apprentice on a sunrise photography shoot on the stunning Dorset coast.

    Sunrise photography tips to brighten your day

    Meet our professional photographer

    Dorset-based Guy Edwardes is one of the UK’s most respected landscape and nature photographers. He’s been a pro for more than 15 years and sells his work through image libraries all over the world.

    Meet our apprentice

    Dave Sayer, from Glastonbury, loves to shoot coastal scenes, but worries that his pictures lack impact. The perfect candidate for a seascape masterclass with top pro Guy Edwardes!

    Technique Assessment

    Sunrise photography tips: set the daylight white balance

    Set the white balance
    “Dave had his white balance set to Auto, leaving his DSLR to pick the right colour temperature. I advised him to stick to one setting, eg. daylight, so his shots look consistent when he is reviewing them in JPEG format.”

     

    Sunrise photography tips to brighten your day: use the central AF point

    Choose central AF
    “I told Dave to change from the Automatic AF (autofocus) point selection mode to the central autofocus point. He had all the focus points selected, so the camera had all the control. By using the centre focus point he can select what to focus on, and then recompose his shot.”

    PAGE 1: Meet our professional photographer and apprentice
    PAGE 2: Sunrise photography tips for during the shoot
    PAGE 3: Final sunrise photography tips from our professional photographer
    PAGE 4: Our professional photographer’s recommended gear
    PAGE 5: Shot of the Day

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    Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Landscape, Photography Tips.

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