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

Sunrise photography tips to brighten your day

Our professional photographer’s recommended gear

Head torch

Guy’s an agile chap, and swears by his natty head torch (a Petzl costing £30). The tungsten lamp is ideal for adjusting 
DSLRs in low light and keeps his hands free while he’s clambering over slippery rocks.


Our professional photographer's recommended gear: hotshoe spirit level

Hotshoe spirit level
Dave loved Guy’s pro-standard hotshoe spirit level. “Quite a few of my photos weren’t level – the spirit level on my tripod is hard to use in poor light.” Guy also uses a Really Right Stuff BH55LR ball head with lever release, available only in the US.


Our professional photographer's recommended gear: torch

Torch for painting with light
Guy uses a five million candle-power torch (Argos, £25) to ‘paint’ coastal scenes with light when the natural light starts to fade. See how Dave gets on with this technique on page 120. You need an assistant to hold the torch, but the results can be really spectacular.

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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