Monday 29th August 2011 Sunset Portraits

Sunset PortraitsAfter a week of London style weather it was nice to welcome a  good old Queensland Sunny day …. and with it too came a dramatic sunset.

I do love my sunsets !! and I do love watching them from this location which is Shorncliffe jetty just within the Brisbane metro area and only a KM or two from my studio. I consider myself very lucky to have this backdrop right on my door step!


 Five  Sunset Photography Tips

1. Use a tripod to eliminate camera movement blur and especially after sunset.  Even after the sky has just turned black to your eye, a good photo can be achieved – see an example here

2. Pick a day with clouds. It’s the clouds that’s add mood and feeling and. Don’t discount cloudy days as  there can be sun breaks at sunset that offer amazing images.

3. Sunsets just after rain can also be spectacular.

4. Look for foreground interest to include in the photo tree a pier a person, etc. This adds depth to the scene and will help the viewer look through the scene to the sunset.

5. Don’t worry about white balance and adjust it afterwards in editing software. The sun going down happens all too quickly especially the sunsets in Brisbane so just shoot and worry about white balance afterwards.

Tech Stuff
Canon 5D MKII
24 to 70 mm 2.8 Lens
ISO 400
1/400 sec
Off camera strobe

Sunset Portraits

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Merri Egizi Like the feel of this, you have captured the mood well (I am a designer so feel qualified to say :-))

Paul Copsey Thank you Merri !!!

computer repairs gold coast Love this sunset pic, you simply won a new reader.

Greg Dries Hi Paul

Good seeing you as well, beautiful images….. love the warmth of the images ….cheers greg

Paul Copsey Thanks Greg, see you at Shorncliffe again no doubt soon. All the best for now Paul

Helen Marsh Wow Paul…what an awesome image! Captured the sunset & clouds perfectly. Love it!

Ethanael I came, I read this aritcle, I conquered.

Yancy Heck of a job there,

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