Sunrise Landscape Photography

Time is not a photographer’s friend when it comes to sunrise photography — take too long and the opportunity is lost.

In this landscape photography class Karl shoots a series of images in a very short space of time, demonstrating how to adjust your camera settings to suit the changing light.

He also goes into detail about the filters he’s using, when and how to use both soft and hard graduated neutral density filters, and how, when used correctly, they eliminate the need for comping shots together.

In this landscape photography class we cover the following:

  • Landscape photography
  • How to photograph sunrises
  • Working with filters
  • Hard and soft ND filters
  • Determining and adjusting exposure for changing light

If you have any questions about this class, please post in the comment box below.


  1. Hi Karl, Great results! At one point I heard you ask for a flashlight to check focus. Were you using the railings as a focus point due to their position low in the frame?

    1. Hi Peter, yes I wanted to to focus on the railings and then check a test shot to see if my DOF reached the horizon and it did. I could have focused a little further into the scene but it was most important that the railings and foreground cobbles were pin sharp.

  2. great show , liked the tip about dof button when fitting filter in place ,
    other wise love . this is what I love landscape
    thank Karl

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