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Apr 5, 2021 09:44:42   #
photobug.2
 
When Taking Photos of the Sun Rise, the son always comes out white. What is the proper way to photograph the sun to come out in its natural color.

Apr 5, 2021 09:50:00   #
MT Shooter Loc: Montana
 
photobug.2 wrote:
When Taking Photos of the Sun Rise, the son always comes out white. What is the proper way to photograph the sun to come out in its natural color.


The sun is super bright shooting into it. Fast shutter speed, small aperture and low ISO is the standard formula, up to the limits of your camera.. You can use ND filters to cut the intensity of it, or even a real Solar filter as used to shoot eclipses with.

Apr 5, 2021 09:51:13   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
photobug.2 wrote:
When Taking Photos of the Sun Rise, the son always comes out white. What is the proper way to photograph the sun to come out in its natural color.


You've probably deleted all of them, but we can best help if you'll store one of your examples and we can give specific adjustments to try that are specific to your camera and lens and how bright the sun is in your shooting situation. Please consider providing an example.



 
 
Apr 5, 2021 09:54:35   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
photobug.2 wrote:
When Taking Photos of the Sun Rise, the son always comes out white. What is the proper way to photograph the sun to come out in its natural color.


This video from B&H may interest you.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/videos/photography/how-to-photograph-stunning-sunrises-and-sunsets?BI=572&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIju2ktZ_n7wIVFuXICh3KEgUQEAAYASAAEgJrrvD_BwE

It took me years to get this shot the way I wanted it. It is on the road leading to Bombay hook NWR. I got it just in time because now the tree is gone.



Apr 5, 2021 10:13:06   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
Bill_de's gorgeous sunrise demonstrates a great way to minimize the "white out" - keep the sun small in the frame. At first glance, you see a lot of color, but if you zoom in far enough, you will see the center of his sun is white. Pretty much impossible to avoid with a normal camera unless the sun is covered by haze, smoke or clouds.

You can also capture the physical property (name of which I can't recall) that makes the sun appear to wrap around an object:

here comes the sun, on Flickr

Apr 5, 2021 10:24:12   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
It can be hard to 'visualize' the original from the edited results. Here's a screen capture of the 'straight from the camera' image, trying to retain color in the sun and as much detail in the shadows. Alas, under-exposing like this, even with ISO-100, generates a good deal of grain in the shadows as I brighten the shadows during processing, creating the edited result I'll link in another reply.

You asked about settings, you can see this image was 1/400 sec at f/8 and ISO-100. I was hand-holding. If I had brought a tripod and was better prepared, I probably could / should have 'walked' the shutterspeed from 1/100 through 1/400 giving me more options in post processing to see if I had a version still with an orange sun and brighter shadows with less noise when processed.


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Apr 5, 2021 10:25:49   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
The processed results from above.

Lake Michigan Sunrise by Paul Sager, on Flickr

 
 
Apr 5, 2021 11:55:26   #
photobug.2
 
Thanks the video was great

Apr 5, 2021 13:46:17   #
photobug.2
 
Thanks for the reply. I sHot with a Sony A7R4 With a Sony 14-105 Lens
Also use a Canon 100-400 Lens





Apr 5, 2021 13:50:16   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
photobug.2 wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I sHot with a Sony A7R4 With a Sony 14-105 Lens
Also use a Canon 100-400 Lens


These are good! The second seems perfect. The sun has color, not a blown out white. To discuss further, you can <edit> for about 50 minutes or <reply> and add the attachments, being sure to click the 'store original' box.



Apr 5, 2021 13:58:32   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
These are good! The second seems perfect. The sun has color, not a blown out white.
The sun is white in those pics - which are beautiful for sure! The clouds, the sun's reflection, and the sky have color

 
 
Apr 5, 2021 14:06:31   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Linda From Maine wrote:
The sun is white in those pics - which are beautiful for sure! The clouds, the sun's reflection, and the sky have color


My screen has a bright yellow, certainly not a pure white, I think from the image rather than my aging eyes. With only a thumbnail, it's open to debate.

Apr 5, 2021 19:27:34   #
photobug.2
 
THANKS FOr THE REPLY, Like your Tree. This is a Tree in a local Park taken
in differant seasons. The 4th tree is at a local lake at sunset.


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Apr 5, 2021 19:40:39   #
photobug.2
 
The Video from B&E was great
Like your tree
The tree I posted is onE That I havE Photographed many a time, this isa one of my favorites.

The set of 3 is a tree in a local park. It is an old Oak Tree The Photos are spread through 3 seasons
My Favorit is winter.


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Apr 5, 2021 19:42:10   #
photobug.2
 
Thank You for the Reply

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