Many people are fascinated with the view of sunset. That is why sunset has been one of the most popular photography scenes that we come across. For photographers, every sunset provides an opportunity to capture a unique scene, with different set of clouds or things in foreground. Photographing sunsets also gives you infinite variations of colors in one evening itself. However, photographing sunsets can be trickier than what you initially thought. So here are some quick tips on how to successfully capture a beautiful sunset scenery without even with your simple point-and-shoot camera.
- First of all, when photographing sunsets, you need to have a camera (preferably a DSLR so you can have full control of your aperture and shutter speeds) and a tripod or a steady place to rest your camera.
- Think about your composition. You should have a clear idea on how you want to capture your sunset scene. Take into consideration the clouds, the shades and colors as well as the objects in the foreground.
- Go down on the exposure if you are shooting the sun with the whole sky. Underexposing your scenery gives you a perfect back lit picture and results in more saturated colors.
- When photographing sunsets, you need lots of patience as it usually takes several minutes in order for you to get the perfect picture you are looking for. Take lots of shots as the scenery changes from one minute to another, giving you lots variations of shades and colors of the sky.
To get you inspired, here are 35 best examples of sunset photographs. You can view the larger versions of this image from the authors’ page. Make sure to checkout the other photographs from each author as they usually have large and high-resolution version that gives more details of each picture. The pictures below are just low-res preview images.
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04- Sunset along the highway
05-Sunset @ Bali Tanah lot
06- Utah Sunset – Zion
08- Sunset #2
09- Sunset over Gossau
10- Enjoying summertime sunsets…
11-A sunset seen through Acacia Thorn Trees in the Bushveld.
12-Angkor Library Sunset
13- Mooloolah River Sunset
14- Sunset beach
15- Autumn Sunset
16- Joshua Tree at Sunset
17- Sunset Surfing
18- Sunset and the bridge II
19-Two year old photo in new suit, called Sunset
20- Icy Sunset
21-Colorful HDR sunset
22- Quick sunset panorama taken while waiting for Australia Day fireworks at Kangaroo Point
23- Sunset in the Grand Canyon
24- Barcelona Sunset
25- The eastern shore of Lake Michigan is a sunset factory.
26- Sunset Over Central Park NYC
27- There’s a pool party at sunset – everyone mark your chair with a towel
28-Late Winter Lakeshore Sunset
29- Notre Dame at sunset
30-Morro Bay Sunset – Harbor View
31-Sunset off the a small wharf of the bay side of Key Largo
32- MDO Rocks at Sunset
33- Sandcastle at Sunset on Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA
34- Sunset at Werder
35- Sunset at Gordon’s Bay, South Africa