How do you capture what you see in a beautiful, colorful sunset? I would suggest underexposing by using the manual settings of aperture and shutter speed or the +/- button in program. For color augmentation, I set my camera to vivid or my white balance to the cloudy setting. These two changes to a normal exposure should result in a great sunset photograph.
Alternative photo processes are all the rage these days.
It’s very interesting to see what people are producing through a blend of film and digital.
Here is one of my attempts.
Here are three of my pictures from the July 17th Reno Urban Photo Workshop. I have another workshop scheduled in Carson City on July 31st and in Reno on August 14th. Visit Gordon’s Photo Service website to sign up.
These were taken on Christmas Day 2012.
What a great time to get out and use your camera. I suggest you look for unusual color and light to make your pictures “"stand out from the crowd”. Silhouettes, reflections and simple compositions.
I’ve been talking a lot lately of taking pictures of your family heirloom photographs with a digital camera. Using a tripod and window light one can create a very good digital copy. The heirloom photographs can be put back in a cool dry place and one can share their “new” digital copies with family and friends. Here are a few examples from my family.
My grandfather is second from stage left. Circa 1900.
My mom and dad in Iowa, circa 1940
Dad’s home from WW II, circa 1944
I love shooting Sunsets in the San Joaquin valley.
This day I was surprised with thousands of migrating birds.
One has to shoot fast as the light changes rapidly.
But the rewards are timeless.