How to Plan a Photo of a Big Sun Aligned with an Interesting Subject (When You Know The Date!)

Imagine that next Saturday, you wish to go and photograph a big Sun aligned with a cool subject. And three questions quickly arise:

  • How can you find a subject that aligns with the rising or setting Sun?
  • How can you figure out the right shooting spot?
  • How can you figure out the right shooting time?

Well, you’ll find the answer to all three questions in this video. Watch it and you’ll learn how to easily plan stunning long distance shots of the Sun when you know the shooting date, step by step.

Time Index

00:55 Set the date
02:49 Find a subject that aligns with the Sun
04:47 Find the shooting spot and shooting time
08:39 Plan the field of view and the depth of field

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