A viewing so many splendid sunset images and being amazed by their rich colors and textures, I started my own sunset photography this summer.
As I’m not a professional photographer, there isn’t much time for me to prepare before heading out to shoot. After a busy work day, I grab my backpack and tripod to find a place that I decide on perhaps only 10 minutes before going out. In order to capture the sunset, I purchased a HiTech Graduated Neutral Density (GND) filter set from eBay. These filters created a lot of opportunities for sunset photography. Sometimes I put two filters in front of the lens, to darken the brightness of the sky without losing the details of the ground.
I am working hard to make my photos look more professional, pursuing the concept of each photo, composition techniques, skills of adapting the natural light, balance of the color and contrast. I like to share my photos on the internet; people’s constructive feedback becomes part of my learning cycle. I also enjoy the process of photography and this is the source of the motivation. Photography has already become part of my everyday life.
by Zhongmin Li
Zhongmin Li was born in China and now he lives in Ottawa Canada. He started to explore the photography world when he purchased Pentax K200D in 2008, with his main interests being landscape, nature, and macro photography.