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    What Type of setting required for Sunset Photography

    What Type of setting required for Sunset Photography

    What Type of setting required for Sunset Photography...?

    EOS 500D
    ISO 300
    f/6.3
    Focal-300(35mm equivalent:476mm)
    I Dont understant equivalent focal....?

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    Re: What Type of setting required for Sunset Photography

    I generally set the ISO at 100, f11- f18, and shoot on Aperture priority. A tripod is a must of course. Playing about with white balance can sometimes get you better colours.

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    Re: What Type of setting required for Sunset Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by sachinpt View Post

    Focal-300(35mm equivalent:476mm)
    I Dont understant equivalent focal....?
    Your 500D camera has a smaller sensor than a full-frame camera. The smaller sensor has the effect of "zooming in" to a scene more compared to the same lens used on a full-frame camera. So if one wanted to capture the same scene that you did with a 300mm lens on your crop-factor camera, they'd need to use a 476mm lens if they had a full-frame camera.

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    Re: What Type of setting required for Sunset Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Your 500D camera has a smaller sensor than a full-frame camera. The smaller sensor has the effect of "zooming in" to a scene more compared to the same lens used on a full-frame camera. So if one wanted to capture the same scene that you did with a 300mm lens on your crop-factor camera, they'd need to use a 476mm lens if they had a full-frame camera.

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    You explained it more eloquently than ever could.
    I deleted my 3rd draft

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    Re: What Type of setting required for Sunset Photography

    Try locking in a meter reading in the sky away from the sun.

    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...es-and-sunsets

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    Re: What Type of setting required for Sunset Photography

    If you want detail in the foreground, fit camera with Graduated Neutral Density filter (that's a useful 'setting, not all settings need to be in camera).
    Graham

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    Re: What Type of setting required for Sunset Photography

    Underexpose your image a half or full stop. It will show marvellous colors.
    If you have cloudy WB settings, use it. And yes, meter on object lit in mid tone light.

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