Shooting at sunset

I positioned the laughing gull's bill exactly in the sun in order to achieve a gilded silhouette and to highlight the hole in the gull's upper bill.

When shooting directly into the sun during daytime, controlling aperture is helpful to avoid over-exposure. (A higher aperture number will let in less light) At sunset, this is less of a problem as the light-source is concentrated on the sun with little to none light surrounding it, so the aperture can be kept open to let in light, which will keep the backdrop noise at a minimum.


A different way to take advantage of sunsets in photography is to use the sun as your strobe-light for silhouette shots.

The one thing to take into consideration is the sun's flare. Adjusting the camera angle can be enough to take care of that reflected spot that can pop up on your image, but to completely eliminate flare, a lens hood is the most helpful as it prevents stray light from hitting the front element of the lens.

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you should go to school to learn photography! your pictures are not worthy of even this "newspaper"

Steve Fouga

Surely you're joking. Next time use an emoticon to signify your sarcasm or to indicate that a joke has just happened.



No joke. It sad that this is an article in this "newspaper."


Nothing is in focus! Not the bird or the sun!

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