A Beginner's Guide to Sunrise and Sunset Photography

Few subjects are more timeless than sunsets and sunrises, and every day brings a new sky and new opportunities. Shooting them comes with its own set of challenges, however. If you are new to photographing them and wondering how to go about it to get the best results, this fantastic video tutorial will get you up and running in no time at all. 

Coming to you from Photo Genius, this excellent video tutorial will show you the ins and outs of shooting sunsets and sunrises. As you advance more, one thing you will probably want to start doing is preplanning compositions to capture the sun behind a particularly nice scene or piece of architecture. Given that the sun's position in the sky changes across the year, having data on its position based on the date and time is quite useful. I personally love The Photographer's Ephemeris, as it is easy to navigate but still offers powerful features, and its visualization features are really top-notch. It is a great way to plan a shot the same day or well into the future if there is a place or event you are looking forward to. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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