Photo/Video Tips

  1.  Exposure determines how light or dark your photo is. Try different exposures- usually underexposing a sunset photo is better than over exposing. Most cameras do it automatically and some have ways to manually adjust the exposure as well.

  2. Shoot with clouds- they can reflect light and make interesting patterns for a better composition.

  3. Focus on the sun, but is is OK if people are in the photo

  4. Make sure the horizon is straight.

  5. Remember- holding your camera horizontally can help capture the landscape.

  6. You don't have to be in a "perfect" location to participate. Driving? Pull over and snap a shot. At home? Take a photo out of your kitchen window.

  7. For knowing when the sun sets, go here: http://www.calendar-updates.com/sun.asp

  8. Get creative!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Note: Stay 20-25 minutes after the sunset if possible. There will be a "second sunset" with many more vibrant colors.      

Note: Stay 20-25 minutes after the sunset if possible. There will be a "second sunset" with many more vibrant colors.