Friday, 4 March 2016

Tip of the week

Tip of the week - 4th March

Pre-dawn (before Sunrise)

Before sunrise the light reflected from the sky hitting the scene is very soft and diffused, which means the shadows are very weak. Therefore the colour of the sky will be blue on clear days and grey on cloudy days, such lighting conditions can create very atmospheric photographs.

  • use aperture mode
  • cameras which do not have the Aperture Priority use scene settings, such as ‘dusk/dawn’, ‘nightlight’ or ‘sunset’ modes (experiment which of these modes works best for your image).
  • use a tripod to avoid camera shake as exposure will be long

Settings for the image below:

ISO 100
exposure: 1/90 sec

sunrise over Loch Lomond

Bhupinder Ghatahora