How to shoot the sunset

In this video, I will teach you how to shoot the sunset. I cover settings, composition, and the thought process that goes behind it when shooting the sunset. It has taken me a long time to learn all of this, and I try to put it all in this video.

The images below are the images from this particular evening. As you can see if you follow my suggestions you can get a nice set of photos from one single sunset. Just remember that practice and patience make perfect.

My favorite is the last photo, I love how the orange came together making it look like a postcard. What is your favorite? Do you have any tips you would like to add to the list? Leave them in the comments below.

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Sunset over the City

I was at one of my favorite spots to shoot in Miami Beach when the sun started going down. It was so big I wanted to try and capture its scale. I quickly switched my lens to my Nikon 70-200mm zoomed all the way in and got this shot.

When you zoom all the way in using a zoom lens, is what we call compressing a shot. That means you bring the background into the front of the image giving it a very unique look. You also make background elements appear bigger then they actually are by using this technique.

I shot it with my Nikon D800. Shortly after the sun set I started shooting some cool night shots with my favorite wide angle.


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Santa Monica Sunsets

Here is a beautiful sunset in Santa Monica California. The weather was insane, I have been there many times and have never seen such a thing. Check out the vid to see what I am talking about.

Settings: 1/80 F18 ISO 100

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Here is the BTS

The Sunset that keeps on giving

A couple days ago I posted about an insane sunset that just kept going and going and going. Well this is how it ended up into the night. This was my last shot of the night and an insane one to say the least. I was super happy with the result and even though I have shot from here many many times, this is by far my favorite photo from this particular spot. It only took 6 years to get a great shot from here….

Camera settings:
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Miami Sunset How to Shoot it and How to Edit it

Here is an incredible sunset I shot yesterday. The photography gods came thru and gave us some amazing colors. I am going to be doing a lot more of this videos so please subscribe to my Youtube channel.

Check out the video below to see how it came about and the second video to see how I edited the photo. Thanks for dropping in and checking out my work.

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Other pics from the video

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