Photography Guide

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Taking Sunset & Sunrise Photos

Sunset over the lakeSunset and sunset would have to be one of the most photographed time of day, and often the photographic result does not live up to 'being there'. We can watch a sunset nearly everyday if we wanted to, the key is to make your photograph different. This image of a Indian villager on his way back home at sunset adds another cultural dimension to the photo.

Venice in the morningAlso, many basic cameras just don't have the capacity to capture a realistic image in the low light conditions. If there is not enough light, make sure you put the camera on a tripod to avoid a blurry photo. If you are able to, experiment with different exposure levels as pointing the camera directly at the sun can cause under-exposure with many automatic light metering systems.