Sunday, 29 April 2012

Shooting Sunrise at Manly

January 15th this year my lovely best friend Alanna and myself did a sunrise photography course through Photo WorkShop Australia. We were both new to SLR cameras back then and needed to venture away from using the automatic settings on our cameras. We are still beginners but we are slowly improving our skills and are having lots of fun with them. Alanna uses her camera alot more frequently than I do as she has a nail polish blog that she is quiet dedicate to and is constantly taking photos of her new polishes. I advise you to check it out

The course started at 5:00am so we needed to leave home at 3:30am as it was abit of a drive for us but was defiantly worth it.

We started off taking photos using slow shutters speeds and capturing the movements of waves over rocks near the shore line. This technique created a fogging effect. I wasn't entirely happy with my photos of this technique as once I downloaded them on the computer they looked rather dull! So I adjusted the brightness and contrast and also converted it to greyscale which defiantly was an improvement. I can't wait to try this technique again and get some better results!

By this time the sun was beginning to rise so we set up our tripods and began shooting away at the sunrise whilst adjusting and experimenting with our cameras aperture, shutter speed and white balance settings, We also tried different ISO settings but I didn't really get the whole ISO thing so I will need to look into this more later one : )



  1. So pretty! Love the colours :)

  2. The seagull photos are good! I should have got more of them. I really like the grey scale one. :)

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