If you are going on vacation, then do not forget to get some beautiful sunrise shots recommends Schubert Photography. Jim Schubert with the company recommends that you follow these tips.
Wake up Early
Look at a local schedule to see when sunrise will occur. Then, set your alarm clock for at least an hour ahead of time. Even though you may need a headlamp to get to the best shooting location, the reward of awesome sunrise photos will make waking up early worth it.
Research Your Location
While it may be possible to get awesome sunrise photos without going to the location ahead of time, it is still the best practice to research your location ahead of time. When visiting the location ahead of time, use a compass app so that you will know approximately where the sun will rise. Additionally, look around the area for interesting rocks or driftwood that you can use in your photos.
Make a List of Possible Photos
The best sunrise photos are sometimes spontaneous, but most photos require some planning. Therefore, make a list of photos that you would like to capture. Then, work down your list. Make sure to capture lots of photos since there is no cost with digital photography.
The Rule of Thirds
Jim recommends using hyperfocal distance so that everything in the photo is sharp, many beginners find this process very confusing. Therefore, novice photographers can still rely on the rule of thirds. Put the sunrise in the top third of the photo while keeping the sky in a straight line. Place one of the items you located earlier in the corner of the photo to add visual interest.
Most beach photos are taken facing the water, but you should make sure to look around you. Often beach dunes or other items spotted when the water is behind you offers beautiful sunrise photo opportunities.
The best sunrise photos require a little planning. Make sure to start out early. When possible, study the area a day or two ahead and make a list of possible shots. Use the rule of thirds or a hyperfocus app to help you keep things in focus. Look around you before the sun rises too high.