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A Lesson in Sunset Photos

By Chris Corradino on February 04, 2015


The New York Institute of Photography is the world’s leading provider of online photography classes, and because we are, we often publish fun and useful photography tips. Please enjoy!

Sunsets are one of the most commonly photographed scenes on the planet. This is evident in nearly every photo contest I judge and on various photo sharing sites on the web. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't shoot them however. Instead, consider it a personal challenge to make your sunset shots really stand out.

As you explore various options, be sure to try different perspectives including the view from the ground. Let your imagination guide your composition. This involves slowing down and waiting patiently for the magic to unfold before your lens. Taking photos this way is a more deliberate, but the results are well worth the extra effort.

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About the Author

Chris Corradino is the head of the photography mentor program at NYIP. Just like all of our mentors, he is also a professional photographer. See Chris's photography lesson from last week for more.