A beautiful sunset is a thing to behold. And as photographers, we can't help but want to capture that beauty.
But capturing a spectacular sunset is tougher than it looks. It seems that we're often disappointed in our sunset photos because the colors don't seem to live up to what we saw with our eyes.
Capturing a great sunset image involves dealing with exposure and dynamic range issues, having a good location and planning ahead in terms of timing. It also helps to have the right gear. Having both a camera that can shoot raw images and a tripod to hold things steady during long exposures will make it more likely that you'll be successful. And, if truth be told, a little bit of luck is helpful too.
If you are looking for help capturing the perfect sunset shot, check out the video below. It's by Gavin Hoey and that means that it's informative as well as fun and entertaining. And it's sponsored by Adorama.
In it, Gavin gives lots of great tips for shooting rich, colorful sunsets. And he also shows ways to enhance and spice up a less than spectacular sunset image in post production.
By the way, Gavin uses Photoshop's Camera Raw in the video, but the same edits can be made in Lightroom's Develop module.
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It's that time of year again! Time for holiday fun and family gatherings.
And it's a great time to capture your family in a group portrait.
Here are some tips for shooting a great group photo:
One of the biggest new enhancements in the latest version of both Lightroom and ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) is the addition of Luminance and Color range masking.
Range masking allows you to limit the area of your image that is affected by local adjustments based on a range of colors or tones within your image. And, best of all, the masking is totally non-destructive and re-editable.
All images tell a story. But it isn't always the story we want to tell.
Selective focus is a simple but powerful technique that can help you control the narrative by managing which part of your image stands out and which part doesn't. And with that, the story behind your images becomes clearer.