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

Sunsets 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 you 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

A sunset photo can be improved by great composition. Think carefully as you choose a location that will give interest in the fore, mid and back ground of a photo that fits the theme relaxation.

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Intermediate Challenge

Reflections add beauty and symmetry to images, combine this with a sunset and you have a shot that wows. Choose a body of water and set up for when the sun goes down. Take a shot that fills the frame with color and shows the sunset reflected in the water's surface.

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Advanced Challenge

Shooting a beautiful sunset is tricky enough but to catch birds in flight at just the right time takes patience. This is your challenge take a shot of a group of birds in flight 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 11 May.


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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