Photography Tips: Shooting Water at Sunrise

On this video, professional landscape & wildlife photographer Ian Plant (from UltimatePhotoGuide) looks at some of the things that you can do when taking pictures near water at sunrise.

Sunrise and sunsets are the best times for taking pictures in terms of lighting. If you add water (lake, pond or a sea shore) you can increase the effect by having blue in the sky and blue below the horizon as well.

Plant gives some examples as well as a number of tips as to when to start (and stop) shooting, what equipment to use (for example a grad ND filter) and how to compose the image to draw in the viewer.

Plant does much of his photographic work around water and we have already published his video on “Tips for Taking Photos of Water Reflections” as well as his advice on what to take with you for any water-photography related trip – “Photography On the Water – What to Take with You“.

You can check out many more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on LensVid. We have covered many more great tips for landscape photography on our landscape photography section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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