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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Portraits with Jorge

I love hanging out with awesome people, meet Jorge, he is as awesome as it gets. We had an awesome portrait session. Jorge tried to tell me he has never done this before, however, I think he has done this once or twice before.

He is an awesome photographer and an amazing model. We started off taking some headshots and we quickly moved to the stool. I think the stool worked out great.

It’s always great working with such amazing talent.

I shot these photos with my Nikon D800 and my Nikon 24-70mm.

10 tips and tricks to improve your landscape photography Today

Here are 10 tips and tricks to improve your landscape photography right now. Yes, you read that correctly, right now. These are very simple tips you can start implying to your daily photography game right now. I live and die by these. You can apply these to any kind of photography however some are best for landscape photography. Practice these and your photography game will be brought up a notch. 

10 tips and tricks to improve your landscape photography Today

THE GEAR 

The gear I use for all my photos: Nikon D800 with a Nikon 14-24mm a Nikon 24-85mm a Nikon 70-200 and a Tamron 150-600mm.  A MeFOTO tripod is a must. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets download them and give them a try.

10 tips and tricks to improve your landscape photography

  • 1. Shoot at F11 and above. This will guarantee everything is always in focus. 
  • 2. Add a foreground element to the photo. This will help draw the viewer into the ima and make it more interesting. 
  • 3. Use clouds to add drama to your image. 
  • 4. Add the human element. This can bring life into any photograph that would otherwise be boring. 
  • 5. Shoot at sunrise and sunset. These are the best times to get the best color for landscape photography. 
  • 6. Slow down your shutter speed. This will create beautiful effects with surrounding water and clouds. 
  • 7. Add birds to y our photo. This creates a sense of movement and brings any photo to life. 
  • 8. Shoot low to the ground. This creates a sense of scale. 
  • 9. Always make sure your horizon is straight. ALWAYS. This is the number one rule in landscape photography. 
  • 10. Have fun out there and remember to experiment

Follow this tips and with a bit of practice, your photography game will improve. By practicing and experimenting you will be making beautiful images in no time at all. 

 

When everything comes together

Ansel Adams once said “Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.” I could not agree more with this quote. It is only when all the elements come together and you happened to be there that the magic will happen.

For me, that was yesterday. It all happened so fast, but when it was all said and done, it was perfect. Top that off by an awesome circle of friends to share that moment with, and you have the perfect recipe for awesomeness.

Pictures of Huntington Beach Pier

I’ve shot the Huntington beach pier many times, but never like this. I shot this pictures with my Dji Mavic on my last trip to Cali. The weather was crazy, they were having a cold front and it was constantly raining. I stopped here for a bit to fly and just enjoy the scenery before getting stuck in traffic for 6 hrs on my way back to San Diego.

I really like how the photos came out and I edited them all with my newly updated Dji Lightroom Presets. I have attached a map incase you are looking for this spot next time you are down in Cali.

Safe travels :)

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