Late day and sunset reminder

A quick reminder for those who shoot sunset or late-afternoon pictures, shot during that wonderful “Golden Hour”.

This is a picture I shot in Sedona, AZ, last December.

For late-day pictures,  this:

  1. Set your exposure right. This may well mean exposure compensation of minus one stop.
  2. If you shoot JPG, ensure your white balance is not set to “Auto”; use “Daylight” (the sun symbol) instead.
  3. Ensure that all is sharp: us a small aperture (a large “F-number”)
  4. If a setting sun is in the picture, then use a long telephoto lens to make the sun seem large.
  5. Use a tripod.

Have fun!