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    Default Sunset Shoot Help

    Hi,

    I been shooting sunset for awhile but until now i don't know whats wrong with my shot... sigh

    Its my photos are all dark and i cant seem to see any details compared to all poster here in CS,

    all i can see is the sun and reflection of it on the water...

    Ho can i take such as this: SilverPine Photo


    What is the correct setting need to use in shooting sunset.

    hope to hear from you soon...

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    I use manual mode
    Aperture: 22
    Shutter: ranging from 1 to 100
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    Default Re: Sunset Shoot Help

    have to play around with ur settings bro. aperture dont stop down too much. F14-18 should be fine to get sufficient DOF. then after that play around with shutter to get the desired exposure.
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    Default Re: Sunset Shoot Help

    Try using P mode with matrix metering first, and take note of the settings the camera select for you. Once you know what you're doing, advance to A mode. Manual mode would be the last to learn.
    Last edited by ziploc; 11th June 2010 at 12:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlareg View Post
    Hi,

    I been shooting sunset for awhile but until now i don't know whats wrong with my shot... sigh

    Its my photos are all dark and i cant seem to see any details compared to all poster here in CS,

    all i can see is the sun and reflection of it on the water...
    Show us your shot.

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    Default Re: Sunset Shoot Help

    Can I offer a tip? Over expose the whole scene, the put on a GND to block out the sun part.

    This was how I capture my last sunset.

    HTH.

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    TS,

    U need to understand how ISO, aperture and shutter inter relates with one another and metering is crucial here (of cos with the appropriate use of Graduated Neutral Density (GND) or sunset filters, it helps alot in balancing out ur entire exposure)

    In most sunset cases, u need to adequately and appropriately suppressed the overexposure of the highlights region (which is normally the sky, if in the case of the pic above, is the setting sun), first u need meter for the ambient in the sky then and the foreground (in which ur subject interest is), the difference in readings between the two will determine how strong is the GND in terms of density and number of stops that u might need.

    After so, we should spot through the "clear" portion of the GND. If you do spot and centre weighted metering through the grey portion, you may get partial to full compensation, resulting instead of blowing of highlights in the clear portion. Partial effect will occur when using matrix metering as the denser area of the GND filter will be taken into consideration of the metering.

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    Master Numnumball has spoken ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    Master Numnumball has spoken ...


    Bro Din.. Errhh... I m not there yet... Just sharing what i know..
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    Which is more than lowly me
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    Default Re: Sunset Shoot Help

    This is considered over exposed?

    Last edited by Alan Chan; 12th June 2010 at 01:42 AM.
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    Default Re: Sunset Shoot Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Chan View Post
    This is considered over exposed?

    Exposure looks ok, but for shots like these I would prefer to either shoot HDR to bring out the buildings, or darken the building completely to make them into silhouette. Also, there is a lens flare in your pic.

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    For sun set, you can spot meter just outside the sun and lock it.
    Depend on your subjuct, normaly I will spot meter then +1 or +2 if needed.
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    Thank you for all the reply... hope i can see the result if i take your advices...
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    Default Re: Sunset Shoot Help

    with the sample pic you posted, the sun is still very high up. So to actually get details in the foreground is very difficult, especially when the differences in exposure for the sun and the foreground will be too great. No only do you need GND filters, you will also need to know how to do post process a fair bit, to bring up the details in the shadows and suppress the brightness in the highlights... Not an easy job. But once you know how to do it, it will be very very fun.

    Here is a one I took recently. It is not sunset, but sunrise. I like sunrises a lot more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    with the sample pic you posted, the sun is still very high up. So to actually get details in the foreground is very difficult, especially when the differences in exposure for the sun and the foreground will be too great. No only do you need GND filters, you will also need to know how to do post process a fair bit, to bring up the details in the shadows and suppress the brightness in the highlights... Not an easy job. But once you know how to do it, it will be very very fun.

    Here is a one I took recently. It is not sunset, but sunrise. I like sunrises a lot more.

    This is a nice shot. Very inspiring one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daoyin View Post
    This is a nice shot. Very inspiring one.
    Thanks Daoyin. I was just lucky that the cloud formations helped form a nice leading S line into the horizon where the sun rises from.

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