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Clear sky and well defined hills are some of the natural offerings that Lake Magadi gifts every visitor. Lake Magadi is against the Nguruman Escarpment and the volcanoes of Ngorongoro. The ash-like ground formed from soda and the stones are the best for landscape photographers and photographers who create stories from natural expeditions.
A project dubbed Versatile Adventures was facilitated by Lake Magadi Adventures to capture and highlight some of the beautiful and breathtaking wild. The environment was very hostile for every photographer on that sunny day. At the same time the unpredictable weather patterns and natural habitat was striking making it easy for us to use the sun as our main source of light. With the help of a renown wildlife photographer, David Macharia we were able to capture the sunset…although my concentration was on ‘sun-kissed’.
Sunset photography tips I obtained from the Lake Magadi adventure
Patience. Magadi has a clear sky but clouds always show up above the hills and on the water. As a photographer, you need to take your time before clicking. And if you wish to capture amazing establishment of the hills, it’s important to monitor the sun’s movement so that you can get clear and well lit hills.Think ahead. Don’t just point and shoot – the best sunset photos come out of planning. Scope out places that might be good for sunsets in the day or two before your shoot. Look for interesting places where you might not only be able to see the sun track all the way down but where there will be opportunities for shots that include foreground elements.Rule of thirds. Personally, I don’t always follow these rules but it’s often a good idea to place elements like the horizon, sun, silhouettes etc off centre.Exposure. I don’t think there’s a rule for this, but it’s important to shoot using a variety of exposures to capture the beauty and appearance of the light. Some photographers always switch their cameras into aperture or shutter priority mode to achieve different exposures – on a general scale different exposures (aperture and shutter speeds) will produce a variety of different results so it’s important to take many shots.
Photography by Kenyan Story
Project sponsored by Versatile Adventures and Lake Magadi Adventures.
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