We all love a good sunset photo. They’re beautiful, vibrant and gorgeously exotic. These days, it’s really easy to snap a great sunset photo thanks to all the apps that make the colours really pop.
Here are some of my favourite sunset shots.
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Here are a couple of tips to help you capture and edit the best sunset photos
When taking a sunset photo
- If possible, go into your camera settings and apply a grid to your screen. This will help you keep to ‘the rule of thirds’ (more on that below) and also keep your horizons as straight as possible.
- Think about the ‘rule of thirds’. This is probably the most well-known photography rule. Imagine two lines across your photo both horizontally and vertically and aim to have your subject matter either along a line or in an intersection. Play around with it and you’ll start to notice a subtle improvement in your photos.
- Change your angle for an interesting view. Don’t be afraid to crawl along the floor or climb up onto a wall to get the best angle. If you watch a professional photographer you’ll notice that they rarely stand still and take photos from the normal eye level.
- Get something in the foreground for added interest.
- Use a lens hood if you’re shooting on a DSLR – this will stop any glare in the photo
When editing a sunset photo
- Don’t over-edit – subtle editing is much more effective – especially if you’re using a smartphone as photos tend to be grainy if they’re over-edited.
- Straighten up your photo – Make sure the horizon is straight with a simple straightening tool. I see so many sunset shots with wonky horizons and it’s so easy to fix.
- Up the saturation (a tiny bit!) – rather than using an app, I prefer to up the saturation ever so slightly to make my sunset colours pop.
- Use VSCOcam – my favourite app for photo editing
Good luck everyone and I look forward to seeing your sunsets!