how to photograph a sunrise

So I was up the EARLIEST I have ever been for the first time, for a shoot: 4:00am. Left btown at 4:30 to pickup my friend Kaola for her Yoga shoot. Turtle Back Yoga coming soon to Toronto!

So this is just a snap as we arrived at the beach and I was testing out settings and cursing other people that think they can actually come out to a public beach and use it at 6am in the morning, when I have a photo shoot and need the space! How rude! lol :)

How to get this shot,
Here I exposed for the glowing gas-ball in the sky, as it rose – which in turn – threw everything that is not lit, or reflecting light {i.e. the water} into complete shadow.

On your DSLR

1. Set to a very low ISO {your camera’s sensitivity to light}

Here mine is set at ISO 200

2. Choose your aperture {controls how much light is let in by changing the size of the opening and how also how much of the image is in-focus}

Here mine is set to f3.5, a relatively shallow depth of field, but because what I’m focusing on is far-away, everything on that plane, is in focus.

3. Choose your shutter speed {controls how much light is let in by changing how long light is let in the opening

Here mine is set to 1/6400, which is near the top limit. I could have reduced my ISO to 100 and ‘stopped down’ to a smaller aperture of f8 or f10, and gotten the same effect.

Except for sharpening and moving the colour tone and saturation plus 1 in DPP – this is as shot. Check out the ‘before’ shot here.

‘not waving, but drowning’

an old favorite of mine.
yes, i’m being depressive.

totally unrelated to the images below from a quickie shoot with my friend who is due this Thursday!!! :) just thought these particular ‘throw-away’ images, were sortof cool. and i tried out some texture’s on ’em, something I never do. hmm…. liking….