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Setting for Sunrise/Sunset Pics

Unread post by joekin » Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:54 pm

To take sunrise/sunset pics do i need to put the camera on any special setting??

nothing fancy a canon s5 i think the 8MP one

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Re: Setting for Sunrise/Sunset Pics

Unread post by Tongasabi » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:43 pm


I suggest to read the part of the "exposure control" (in the manual).
And when there is less light use e.g. the ISO400 setting.
Try multiple shots and settings.

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Re: Setting for Sunrise/Sunset Pics

Unread post by richardharris » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:34 am

Automatic exposure often over-exposes sunsets, bleaching out the stunning colours that the Kruger can produce. This is where digital really wins out. Review the pictures and use exposure control to (usually) under-expose until things look just right.


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Re: Setting for Sunrise/Sunset Pics

Unread post by DuQues » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:38 am

Easiest way to shoot the sun:

Aim the camera at a neutral bit of the sky (the 18% grey, though grey can be any colour), lock time and aperture, reframe your photo and click. Done, and in almost all cases with totally correct settings.
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