Sunsets/Sunrise Stream - Day 3 - Perfect Components :: Digital Photo Secrets

Sunsets/Sunrise Stream - Day 3 - Perfect Components

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Today's Topic: Perfect Components

It goes without saying that the Sun needs to be a big part of any Sunset image. However, there are lots of other elements can include to turn your sunset into something splendid!

Main Article - The perfect components for your sunset image

Extra reading (if you have more time):

Article - How to Take Sunset Photos Like a Professional (Life Hacker)
Article - Photographing Sunrise and Sunset (Photo Review)
Article - Better Sunset Photography (Picture Correct)
Article - Riding Off Into The Sunset - 7 Tips to Photograph The Perfect Sundown (121 Clicks)
And for inspiration, see the Flickr gallery on sunset photos.


Beginner Challenge

It is easy to get carried away and take a shot that's just about the sunset but great shots need other components. Carefully compose and take a sunset shot with a foreground object and a natural frame.

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Intermediate Challenge

Symmetry from reflections provides interest and balance to your shot and can make a great addition to your portfolio. Using the rule of odds and a reflective surface compose and take sunset landscape.

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Advanced Challenge

Use all your skills to add interest to a color bathed sky by shooting a nature shot of a flock of birds against the setting sun.

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Photo Critiques

I'll be selecting three photos from those that have been uploaded to be critiqued by one of our coaches. I'll share that critique with everyone. So to increase the chances of your image being selected, upload your challenge image quickly. You'll receive the first of those critiques along with Day 4's topic.

What's Next?

I'll send your next topic "Bracketing" on 13 August.


Are you overwhelmed with all this new content I'm sending you? Don't be! You don't need to complete everything right away. To break things down into manageable chunks, I've written a checklist showing you what to do each day, and what you can skip.

General Information

For more general information about the Dash, see the Getting Started document.

Dash Insider

If you haven't done so already, I recommend you get involved with Dash Insider - our private community. See your email for the password to access this system, and I have created a few videos showing you how to login and navigate the site.

How to Upload Your Photo

See the third video on the Dash Insider Login Tutorials page for a rundown on how to upload.

Receiving A Great Critique

See the separate post on giving and receiving feedback for help on soliciting great feedback on your images.

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