Thursday, 10 October 2013

How to Photograph Dramatic Clouds at Sunset

An interesting article today from Digital Photography School demonstrating the importance of clouds when photographing sunsets. It is written by Anne McKinnell, a photographer, writer and nomad. She lives in an RV and travels around North America photographing beautiful places and writing about travel, photography, and how changing your life is not as scary as it seems. You can read about her adventures on her blog and be sure to check out her free photography eBooks.

The difference between a nice sunset and a dramatic sunset is all about the clouds.

Of course, the difference between a dramatic sunset and no sunset is all about the clouds too!

A clear sky at sunset might turn a shade of pale blue or pink, which is beautiful and calming, but with just the right amount of clouds the sky becomes alive with fire and drama as the day’s last rays reflect off the clouds making them red, orange, purple and pink.

Not all clouds are created equal though. They come in many shapes, sizes, densities, and altitudes, and they all refract or absorb the light in different ways that can drastically change the quality of your photographs.

Follow the link to read the rest of the article:  How to Photograph Dramatic Clouds at Sunset - Digital Photography School
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Here are a couple of my recent attempts at photographing sunsets, taken while on our cruise in the Mediterranean. These two were taken as we were leaving the port of Koper in Slovenia.

As usual they are available to purchase in a range of formats, from large stretched canvas prints, to greeting cards, through Fine Art America and Photo4me/
Adriatic Sunset
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Sunset in Koper
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