Sunrise and sunset photography is all about keeping on your toes and being in the right place at the right time to capture the action. Often you need to be in position well before the time to make sure you and your gear are organised. This is the first in a weekly series with Untold Africa from my on-line guide Lodges to Landscapes.
A giant surprise: Keep shooting after sunset. This picture was taken when it was nearly dark with just a trace of golden light in the sky. There is much more detail here than in the actual image. Using graduated filters in the sky allowed me to retain detail in the dark foreground. A rewarding capture like this is a good reminder to keep shooting long after your eye tells you to pack up your gear.
Settings: 34mm | ISO400 | f/4 | 1/15sec
Coming next week: Rim Lighting.When the sun is low on the horizon with a backlit subject, rim lighting is a good option
This excerpt is from my recently published on-line guide Lodges to Landscapes in which I share photographic tips and tricks from more than 20 years guiding and capturing the wonders of wild Africa. Read Peter Borchert’s review here
Over the next few months I will share further snippets with you. But if you are impatient to have the book in its entirety right away you can download it here for only US$10.