View Full Version : shooting sunstes help advice
06-05-2002, 11:20 AM
whats the best advice for shooting sunsets? i have tryed this but always the photo seems overexposed, can someone tell me how to use the meter to get a more correctly exposed shot?<BR>
06-05-2002, 12:05 PM
Rule of thumb: meter the sky but exclude the sun itself and bracket exposures. If you use print film the lab can get good prints from overexposed negatives.
06-05-2002, 01:37 PM
Select a section of the sky that it medium toned and meter that. Then recompose the shot with the previously metered settings and take the picture and bracket from there. <BR>
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Another thing to try is a filter. I shot my first sunrise photos early last month using a Cokin filter ( tried the P2 Graduated and the Tobacco Graduated. ). Using one of these will allow your camera to capture detail in both the sky and the foreground. Here's a link to one of them:<BR>
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06-06-2002, 05:22 PM
Also check out reverse grad. ND /ibb/skins/default/emoticons/confused.gif filter which only darken the center portion (where the sun will be) in your picture.
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