Color & Light
Meeting Photo Challenges
Creative Image Processing
Nature & Outdoor
Creating Better Photographics
Night & Low Light Photography
Light & Exposure
Close-Up & Macro
Digital Black & White
Color & Design
Choosing & Using Lenses
Digital Photography Equipment
Photographing Beautiful Skies:
Don’t put your camera away
as soon as the sun goes down. Sometimes the most colorful time occurs at twilight,
just minutes after the sun has set. This fleeting time between daylight and
total darkness is known as the “Magic Hour” by many photographers.
To further saturate colors in the
sky, try experimenting with a polarizing filter to dramatize blue skies against
white, fluffy clouds. A fluorescent (FLD) or sunset filter can punch up colors
in a sunrise or sunset. You may not be able to attach filters to your compact
camera lens’ front element, but you can hold them in front of your lens.
Try one or more of these filters, in addition to photographing the scene with
no filter at all.