Sunset photography is often accompanied with creation of silhouette. The picture shown here was clicked by me.
Details of the picture are, -
Location: Numaligarh, State: Assam (India)
Camera: Nikon D3100
Lens: 18-35mm kit.
Since, sunset photography is clicked in low light, it may be required to bump the ISO. But it is advisable to keep the ISO as less as possible since it will ad noise to the picture. Typical values may be 160 -200 etc.
Shutter speed needs to be slower(higher value). Typically 2 to 3 seconds.
Aperture needs to be moderate. Since it is low light photography, aperture needs to be wide open(small value). But, in small valued aperture, depth of field is also reduced. Hence it needs to be moderate(since it cannot be assigned a higher value either). Typical values may be from 4 to 8. But not more than that.
You may have observed that I have mentioned only the typical values here and not the actual values used in this picture. The part of working out the exact values for any specific scene is left to you.
Now the most important part. Since you have got the typical values and also the reasons, it’s your time to play with these a little. All you have to do is to find out some beautiful sunset scene(where beautiful snaps can be taken) and fumble with the settings to get a perfect picture. Don’t stop till you get the perfect one.
And ya, one most important thing. Minor imperfections can be fixed in photoshop. So, don’t bother about those.
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