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How do you make the most stunning sunrise and sunset photos?

I've been lucky on a few occasions, but I often struggle with capturing awesome sunsets. What can I do to remove the element of luck and get more consistent results? Additionally, is it possible to ...
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Can one tell, just by looking at a picture, if it's a sunset or a sunrise?

I was wondering, is there any inherent difference between a still of a sunset and one of a sunrise, if you have no further context? That is, without knowing the time when the picture was taken, where ...
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What's different about photographing at sunrise vs. sunset?

I usually get better light at sunrise (compared to sunset). I do though hate to wake up early in the morning to use that light ;) What are the biggest differences between sunrise and sunset?
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What is “golden hour”?

I've heard that as a photographer, I should be taking advantage of time near sunset and sunrise called "golden hour". When exactly is golden hour? Why is it important in photography? What is the ...
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How can you tell when a sunset is going to be spectacular?

I have a spot that I like to take sunset pictures. I find that the most spectacular moments last for only maybe 5-10 minutes. What I would like to do is know about a half hour before that a sunset is ...
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Hour long exposure of the sun

I'm attempting to do a shot without causing damage to my camera...A hour long exposure of a sunset. I've have used two pieces of welder's glass and got this shot. It caused a purple haze over a good ...
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Are there any mobile applications that calculate sunrise/sunset based on location?

Do you know a mobile application that would: calculate sunrise/sunset/twilight time calculate moonrise/moonset/moonphase would do that based on the location from internal GPS module There are good ...
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Where is it best to meter for sunrise and sunsets?

I can never get nice silhouettes and appropriate exposures for sunrise and sunset. How should I meter for this?
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How do I accurately and objectively capture the color of the setting sun?

I'm taking a photo of the setting sun, and want to capture the color of the sun accurately and objectively. If we're talking about reflected right, I understand that the camera can't distinguish ...
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Lighting up a subject during sunset without a flash?

I’ve recently been trying to experiment with sunset portraits but I keep encountering a problem where the sky is lit up exactly how I want it but the subject is under-exposed, with little to no ...
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How to adjust sunrise and sunset times according to altitude?

At high altitudes, the sun disappears earlier and appears later than at sea level. This question asks for how does light differs in such case but does not address the when. How can I calculate the ...
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Is there a way to determine if photo was taken at sunrise or sunset? [duplicate]

When I look at photos of sunrise respectively sunset and do not know the cardinal direction I'm not able to identify if this photo was taken on sunrise or sunset. So I ask myself the question is there ...
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Does fog enhance the colours during dawn and dusk?

So I was off work one day when the sun was going down, and it was foggy (but clear without much clouds) and I noticed that the setting sun coloured the entire sky with a wide range of shades of orange,...
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How do I photograph the sunset without damaging my camera?

This applies to the Sony NEX-5R, and the iPhone 5S. I want to shoot a timelapse of the sunset. The Sony manual says not to point it at the sun. Other questions on photo.SE agree with that advice, but ...
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How do I plan for the lighting for landscape photography?

When I plan a landscape photography, I use tools like Google Earth so to get an idea of the place I want to shoot; TPE and PhotoPills in order to see the direction of the sun, looking for a frontal or ...
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Top sunrise and sunset spot in New York

I travel to New York City (Manhattan) and I would know some good spot to take photo of sunset and sunrise in New York.
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How to achieve sunset shots without a silhouetted foreground

What settings are recommended for shots of the sunset/ sunrise without having the foreground objects silhouetted? Or is it only achievable by stacking multiple images in Photoshop?
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How to take pictures with sunset background without flash?

I'm attempting to take pictures with the sky in sunset as background. I would like to capture the dramatic orange tint of the sky and the vivid colors of the subject as well. However, long exposures ...
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How to post-process underexposed sunset images?

I am a beginner, given an advice to underexpose when shooting sunsets. I did, and, well, what was underexposed, kind of looks underexposed. Can I tease out any more out of my material? My camera does ...
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How to achieve bright lighting during sunset

I found this below image with a beautiful lighting. This actually is photographed during sunset. But, how the photographer is able to achieve such bright and gold type lighting? Source: from 500px....
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How to capture sunset sky with a low-end point and shoot camera?

My camera is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1. I made a very quick decision buying this camera. I was amazed due to its 10x zoom and its amazing Image stabilizer. And of course by its low price. But after ...
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Helios for Android / Timing Sunset pictures in general

So I recently tried to shoot some pictures of the sunset at a specific location, but once I was to late and another time I came about two hours before the sun was, what I thought, in the right ...
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How can a sunset photo have pink and purple colors?

I was browsing, and found this gem, which has distinct hues of pink and purple. I am curious so as to how the photo has shades that it has. Was it edited later? Do such colors really occur while the ...
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Sunrise and sunset photography with a small digital camera

I have a new camera (Panasonic TZ 30) and I am a relatively inexperienced photographer. I will shortly be doing a journey as tourist at the famous monolith, Uluru in Central Australia. I was thinking ...
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What are the optimal settings to photograph moon/dawn/sunrise/dusk/sunset? [duplicate]

I just got a new camera, a Canon EOS Rebel xti and I am still learning what it can do. What setting or ISO should I use to take a photo of a moon (with/without landscape)? And what setting or ISO do I ...
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Images taken in sunset at 7pm (with back toward the sun) make skin appear orange

Sorry for the stupid question. I take pictures/videos with both (1) iPhone 8 and (2) Sony DSC-WX350. I notice that when images are taken during sunset at 7pm with my back toward the sun (i.e. facing ...
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Post-processing goal: three different exposures?

I took a photo yesterday on Roan Mountain, on the AT. In the foreground is an overgrown meadow. Midground is a nearby mountain, dark in contrast with the sun setting just over it. In the background, ...
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Best way to photograph a sunset [duplicate]

What are the best settings to photograph a sunset ?
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How safe is it to photograph sunset or sunrise? [duplicate]

I took the following photographs of sunset at beach. I know that photographing sun could damage the camera or even eyes, but the intensity of the sun light at the time I captured it was so weak that I ...
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Settings on ISO and Aperture for Sunset on Canon 600D [duplicate]

I will be going to a beach location and there will be opportunities for some good sunsets. I have a Canon 600D with 2 lenses and wanted to know the range for ISO and aperture settings. I am doing ...