Tips and tricks for Sunrise photography

Tips and tricks for Sunrise photography you must know

Sunrise photography. Looking to make better photos during sunrise? In this video, I go over some tips and trick to help you do just that.

Sunrise photography can be tricky. As photographers we go out in search of the perfect photo especially during at sunrise and sunset, however, that means that all conditions must be right, from the weather to the right clouds to the right colors and everything in between. Unfortunately, more times than not you will be disappointed with the conditions and it is imperative that you use what you have around you to make good photos regardless of the conditions. 

In this video, I cover everything you need to know for sunrise photography from camera settings to the composition

It is important that you use everything that is around you to help you with your composition. In this particular case I had very little to work with, however, the birds were on my side. 

I immediately started shooting the landscape using the birds as my composition. Birds usually create really interesting patterns that will make a great image, or a boring photo all the sudden not so boring. 

Living on the beach birds are a very important part of my images, but it’s not only about using birds, you can also use rocks or any kind of things that make patters. If you are familiar with my images you will know that I often use water, sand, rocks, and anything at my disposal to make images more interesting. 

The most important thing to remember is that it is not about the journey to make a photo, it is not always going to be a success. In fact most of the time you will be disappointed with your images, but that is ok as long as you have fun in the process. Now that you have a few more tools under your belt, go out there and have some fun. 

Are there any other tips you would add to the list?

Check out my gear list here to see what I am shooting with. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets give them a try. 

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  • Bob says:

    Edin, nice tutorial. When I heard you mention your 14~24 lens, which I am assuming is a Canon. Have you had any experience with the Sigma Art 14~24? From what I have read, I’ve never heard any negativity about the Sigma lens, especially from a cost standpoint compared to the Canon L lens. You got 2 cents to share?

    • edin chavez says:

      Hi Bob, thank you. I shoot Nikon, I don’t have much experience with Canon or Sigma, however, I have heard that the new Tamron series are a lot better than Sigma even though Sigmas are really nice (from reading specs and friends that use them). I do have a new Tamron and it is sharp and the focus is fast. I think any of the higher end Sigmas and Tamron lenses are really good and you can’t go wrong. I prefer Nikon gear simply because that’s what I have always used. I shoot with a Nikon D800.