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Old September 14th, 2009, 03:55 PM
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Re: Help: A guide to shooting better sunset photos

Erik, one point you neglected to mention is that when shooting sunsets, it's often best to wait 15-30 minutes AFTER the sun actually sets, unless there are interesting cloud formations on the horizon. you can get dramatic shots before actual sundown if the sky is right, but usually you get shots with lens flare and a brassy, overly bright exposure. more often than not, the best colors appear some time after the sun's gone below the horizon. grad ND filters can be useful as well, but are usually only worthwhile if you have a foreground you want to emphasize.
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Re: Help: A guide to shooting better sunset photos

Not too long ago I picked up my first set of filters, come Cokin ND's and GND's and as Erik said they create some color issues, mainly when stacking. They are working for me now but as soon as I can I will be upgrading to the Lee filters.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 01:54 AM
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Re: Help: A guide to shooting better sunset photos

Thanks a lot for such an interesting and informative post. I can now take some beautiful sunset photos.Thanks to your post.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 09:31 PM
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Re: Help: A guide to shooting better sunset photos

Thanks for the article Erik.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 12:46 AM
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Re: Help: A guide to shooting better sunset photos

If anyone has questions don't be shy, just ask because that's what the Corner is here for.
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Old March 10th, 2011, 02:23 AM
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Re: Help: A guide to shooting better sunset photos

I got my first GND about a year and a half ago, it's a cokin and for the money, you can't beat 'em in my mind. For a long time before I picked it up, I would spend hours in photoshop blending exposure after exposure. Finally it just got to be too much and I picked up the filter to try out. I almost never leave home without it now.

BUT, it does create some odd colors as Erik and Scott mentioned, so I was back in PS, correcting colors and blending/masking adjustments layers and all that again. Eventually, I was in a small used camera shop (stacks and piles of film equipment everywhere) and I found a cokin graduated blue filter. I'm not sure they sell them new anymore but haven't checked. For $10 I decided to give it a try.

Stacking it with the GND (the cokin holder let's you places up to 3 filters in it) I get a lot less color shift and the shift I do get is in a better direction than without it. Now, I never user one without the other!

I don't know if you'll find these film era filters new anymore, but keep an eye out for them in your local used shops, I'm spending a lot less time in photoshop than i used to!
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Old January 4th, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Re: Help: A guide to shooting better sunset photos

very nice guide
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 12:42 AM
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Re: Help: A guide to shooting better sunset photos

Thanks!
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Old January 11th, 2013, 08:53 AM
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Re: Help: A guide to shooting better sunset photos

Wonderful article. Thank you so much for this. I take so many sunrise and sunset photos and it is good to have some advice.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 05:52 AM
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Re: Help: A guide to shooting better sunset photos

Thank you , that is a very helpful article.
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