All photographers know that some of the best times of the day for breathtaking lighting is sunset and sunrise. Morning is the best part of the day for shooting, because the angle between sun and earth surface is quite small. It creates spectacular shadows and intensifies the colors of nature. Morning is a photographer’s dream land: just imagine the grass covered with morning dew, mist floating slowly above the landscape, and a little chilly feeling from the night still in the air.
A photo session in the morning is a great way to start your day. Sunrises are always different even at the same location, they also depend on the season and weather conditions at the particular area. To get prepared for the morning photo session you should come to the location when it’s still dark, and get your equipment ready before the sun goes up. Also, be sure to study the local weather forecast beforehand to know when the sunrise is expected to be. When the sun finally rises, feel free to play around with exposure and color temperature to get the most amazing results.
A little planning and ability to wake up early (at least at 05:00 am) is all that sunrise photography requires from you. Today I’m going to share 20 truly wonderful morning photography examples to inspire a few fresh ideas before your next shoot!
Make sure to check out our previous collection of magical misty morning photography.
Nancy Young is a passionate writer and blogger. She writes tons of inspirational articles on photography and web design, despite the fact that she is an economist by education. She is a part of the PhotoDoto Team. You can follow Nancy on Twitter.