Capture Beautiful Early Morning Light

 
Arrive early in the morning if you want to capture the best possible light. Photograph/Chetan Kapoor

Arrive early in the morning if you want to capture the best possible light. Photograph/Chetan Kapoor

This photograph took me all of two weeks to make, because I wanted all the elements to be just right. In landscape photography, and photography as a whole, researching your subject is of utmost importance. I found this particular spot in the Almora hills in Uttarakhand, which look beautiful early in the morning, with the rays of light cutting through the morning mist. I knew I had to photograph this.

I arrived at the scene around five in the morning, and waited for sunrise. As the sun begin to emerge from the mountains, the mist also started rising. I used a small aperture, f/19, to be exact, so that the entire scene would be in sharp focus. Another thing I did was switching to Manual Focus so that I could have complete control over the scenario. Of course, with such a small aperture, the shutterspeed would fall, so a tripod became essential. A polariser is also required for such scenarios. But what is most important is to just take a moment and take in the beauty that surrounds you. It is overwhelming.

This tip was submitted to us by Better Photography reader Chetan Kapoor. 

Tags: bnw photography, landscape, Landscape Photography, Low light