Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: sunrise & sunset setting

  1. #1

    Default sunrise & sunset setting

    newbie need help here......what is the best setting for shooting sunrise & sunset??? i'm a nikon user....pls help...

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    woodlands
    Posts
    525

    Default Re: sunrise & sunset setting

    Quote Originally Posted by tony753 View Post
    newbie need help here......what is the best setting for shooting sunrise & sunset??? i'm a nikon user....pls help...
    I also newbie... I also want to learn lol

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    東京 Tokyo
    Posts
    10,193

    Default Re: sunrise & sunset setting

    like any other time of the day, conditions of sunset/sunrise differs from time to time, as such there's no such thing as a best setting.

  4. #4

    Default Re: sunrise & sunset setting

    sunrise & sunset best captured @ its golden minute...

  5. #5
    Senior Member azul123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Eastern Bloc
    Posts
    2,776

    Default Re: sunrise & sunset setting

    Hmmm... I can share with you what I did, but I am still in learning mode, so take it with a grain of salt.

    Use tripod necessary, I usually shoot in AP mode for sunrise and sunset as most of landscape shots I took, usually set it between F8 to F11 max F16 to get the sharpness edge to edge.

    Try out with -EV on your camera to see the differences it makes for every shot, experiment with Grad ND and Grad Colour filters and happy shooting.

    ../azul123

  6. #6
    Member/Tangshooter
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    ClubSNAP Community
    Posts
    3,118

    Default Re: sunrise & sunset setting

    Quote Originally Posted by tony753 View Post
    newbie need help here......what is the best setting for shooting sunrise & sunset??? i'm a nikon user....pls help...
    before i can help i need to noe what camera u r using..dslr? PnS?
    This is an electronic post which requires no signature.

  7. #7
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,901

    Default Re: sunrise & sunset setting

    the light level changes rapidly, so you can't have one setting to shoot sunrise or sunset.

    I usaully use centre weighted metering, for sunrise or sunset, reading is taken around the sun, but not including the sun, that is the mid tone area, so I zoom in, take a reading or switch to spot metering.

    Use that reading as a guild, plus or minus after you see the result from the screen.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  8. #8
    Member/Tangshooter
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    ClubSNAP Community
    Posts
    3,118

    Default Re: sunrise & sunset setting

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    the light level changes rapidly, so you can't have one setting to shoot sunrise or sunset.

    I usaully use centre weighted metering, for sunrise or sunset, reading is taken around the sun, but not including the sun, that is the mid tone area, so I zoom in, take a reading or switch to spot metering.

    Use that reading as a guild, plus or minus after you see the result from the screen.
    yeah! metering is the key..spot meter is the best..visualise ur frame, find the spot that is 1-1.3 stop lower than the brightess spot, which is usually around the sun..get the metered reading, set it manually..

    Quote Originally Posted by azul123
    Hmmm... I can share with you what I did, but I am still in learning mode, so take it with a grain of salt.

    Use tripod necessary, I usually shoot in AP mode for sunrise and sunset as most of landscape shots I took, usually set it between F8 to F11 max F16 to get the sharpness edge to edge.

    Try out with -EV on your camera to see the differences it makes for every shot, experiment with Grad ND and Grad Colour filters and happy shooting.
    small apertures is oso necessary for getting sharpness..

    if shooting digital..bracketing can oso gives u a variation of shots, pick the best delete the rest..
    This is an electronic post which requires no signature.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    東京 Tokyo
    Posts
    10,193

    Default Re: sunrise & sunset setting

    catchlight has given the best advice

    aperture wise, it really depends on the lens. i find it alright to open the aperture wide on a wide angle lens like the sigma 12-24.

  10. #10

    Default Re: sunrise & sunset setting

    Thanks for all the advices.

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    woodlands
    Posts
    525

    Default Re: sunrise & sunset setting

    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    yeah! metering is the key..spot meter is the best..visualise ur frame, find the spot that is 1-1.3 stop lower than the brightess spot, which is usually around the sun..get the metered reading, set it manually..
    blazer_workz, 1-1.3 stop lower, what u mean is it -ev 1.3?

  12. #12
    Moderator nightwolf75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    really MORE diaper changes
    Posts
    17,844
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: sunrise & sunset setting

    see that "mountain" on ur dial? best setting.
    If Life worked on auto mode then manual mode for photography would have never existed. ― Deeksha Mittal

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •