Weekly Photography Challenge – Sunrise Sunset


Shooting the sunset or sunrise is a great way to come back with spectacular images. This week it’s time to get out there at dawn or dusk and make some magic.

Sunset in Nicaragua.

If you need some tips to help you on this one you can find a good video here and links to several articles on shooting the sunrise and sunset.

Remember you don’t have to have the sun in your photo to make it an effective shot. Use the nice soft directional light at these times of day to your advantage.

Sunrise in the beach in a fishing village in Nicaragua. I used the soft warm light to show the subject – this young girl taking home a fish for her efforts helping the fishermen on the boats coming in.

Another Nicaraguan sunset. Add an interesting subject in front of your sunset for a more dramatic photo.

Weekly Photography Challenge – Sunrise Sunset

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer, upload them to your favorite photo-sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.

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You can also share your images on the dPS Facebook group as the challenge is posted there each week as well.

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Darlene Hildebrandt is an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles on her site Digital Photo Mentor, online photography classes, and travel tours to exotic places like Morocco and India. To help you at whatever level you're at she has two email mini-courses. Sign up for her free beginner OR portrait photography email mini-course here. Or get both, no charge!

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