Sunset | Weekly Photography Challenge

This weekly photo challenge is deigned to complement our free online photography basics classes. Each week we will set a different theme and your homework is to go out and photograph a collection of images related to that theme.


 
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You can start this challenge whenever you like and do the different themes in any order you see fit. Think of these challenges as a photography workout. Don’t just do them once and not revisit them. If you do start these challenges as you begin our online basics classes then in a few months why not revisit older challenges to see how much better a photographer you have become.

 

Also try and think outside the box as much as possible. Photography is as much about creative interpretation as it is about technical prowess.

 

If at any time you’d like a critique of your images then please feel free to email us.

 

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Sunset

 

The most dramatic time of day and certainly the most interesting time of day in regards to glorious quality of light.

 
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If you’re going to nail any sort of landscape photography then capturing a good sunset is just the beginning.

 
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A good photo exercise is to watch a sunset from start to finish. Put your camera on a tripod and take a shot every 60 seconds. When you get back home download all of your images and take note of when the sunset was most interesting and how it lit the landscape in different ways at different times.

A week or two later go back to the very same spot and do the same exercise and see how different the images are.
it’s little exercises like this that makes you really appreciate a good sunset image and hopefully will improve your own.

 
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Another thing to try it to experiment which what objects you place into the foreground. It could be a tree, a building or even a person. Keep in mind that if the sunlight is the only light source and you are exposing for the sun then your foreground object will appear as a silhouette.

 
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