Shooting and editing sunsets and sunrises can be tricky with such a wide dynamic range. In this video, there are six tips on how to achieve those dramatic, attention grabbing shots.
I remember how hard shooting sunsets and sunrises were when I first started photography. The first image I ever took that I liked was after a storm, the sun had just dipped behind the horizon, and the sky was burnt orange with matted black and white clouds. I captured the sky perfectly — almost certainly by chance — but the foreground was completely silhouetted and I had no idea how to counter that problem. The image worked anyway, but future images would not be so kind.
In this tutorial, Serge Ramelli, photographer and YouTuber famous for his HDR landscape and cityscapes, goes over six key tips for getting dramatic sunset images using Lightroom.
What's your best advice for capturing the mood and atmosphere of a striking sunset or sunrise? Do you prefer to capture multiple explosures and then blend them? Do you use a gradient filter? Or do you lean on your sensor's ability to capture a lot of information in its raw files? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.