How to Get a Properly Exposed Sunset Photo

No doubt, a good sunset picture is a classic that will never go out of style, but that being said, given the extreme dynamic range, it presents a challenge to the photographer when it comes to exposure. This excellent video tutorial features four great ways to ensure that you get a properly exposed sunset photo that captures all the drama and beauty of the scene. 

Coming to you from The School of Photography, this awesome video tutorial will show you four different ways to get a properly exposed sunset image. Each method has advantages and disadvantages; for example, using a graduated ND filter allows you to get the image right in camera and saves you the post-processing work of dealing with multiple exposures, but on the other hand, it requires the investment in extra equipment. I personally prefer to blend exposures in post. Most of the time, it is a fairly quick process. Modern sensors have a lot of dynamic range and post-processing latitude, and sometimes, you can expose for the highlights and then pull up the shadows in post and get reasonable image quality, but if you want the very best, you are better off avoiding extreme edits and instead using another method. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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