How to photograph SUNRISE and SUNSET by Stu Porter
SERIES ONE, booklet 4 of the "FOCUS ON" tuition booklet collection
A Downloadable PDF document covering in detail how to photograph Sunrise and Sunset in an AFRICAN context (pages 17)
TABLE of CONTENTS:
2) The two most common scenarios
3) Using manual mode
4) Why do you need to watch your settings ?
5) Which lens should you use ?
6) Don't cut the legs off !
7) Include the trunk !
8) Dust in the air
9) Fleeting moments
10) Look behind you !
11) Using fill flash
12) Adjust the White Balance (WB)
13) Collect skies for composites and stock
14) Breaking the "rules"
15) Image index
The booklet covers equipment, techniques and real "in the field" examples
Easy to read and beautifully illustrated
* If you are an existing WILD4 Photo Safaris client this booklet is free of charge
We were very lucky to have found the Wild 4 Team when we were able to take a short photographic safari as part of a business trip to Cape Town. So when we could plan a photography trip overseas, naturally we contacted Stu and Justyna. We brought along a good friend who wanted to do her first photo safari. To say the three of us had a blast would be to underestimate the experience. I wonder how many other photographers have been a few feet from a cheetah taking down an impala only to share the kill with a caracal. Other highlights included a rare king cheetah, mating leopards, a den of wild dogs with their pups, photographing and touching a boomslang, green mamba and black mamba, and being surrounded by a herd of elephants. But perhaps the best part of all was being back with friends whom we know and trust. We know a good thing when we experience it. When we are ready for our next African adventure, you can bet we will contact the Wild 4 Team.
Michael & Toni Anderson, USA
I did a photo safari in and around Kruger National Park with Wild4. At the end of the trip I could not think of one significant thing that I would have changed to make the experience better. I have travelled to various parts of East and Southern Africa many times to photograph wildlife and I have to say that this was THE most photographically productive trip of them all. Not simply the volume of pictures, but the quality and variety of images that I returned home with was simply awesome. Key to this was Stu’s knowledge, enthusiasm and patience. Most days we were photographing from first light until sunset, and beyond on some occasions. I quickly learned not to worry about getting the vehicle into the best position for background, light, etc. We would see an animal and I'd start to assess where I would like to be for a shot, no sooner would I have done this I would realise that Stu was already getting us into that very position. The man is a first class guide AND an excellent photographer. Perfect. The whole trip, from start to finish, ran like clockwork. The camps were comfortable, the food was great and the company delightful. Going on Safari with Stu and Justyna was like being with friends, I had a truly unforgettable time. Photographic safaris do not come any better than this.
Mike Needham, UK