I open my eyes and realize that the loud noise piecing my ears is my alarm clock going off. I turn around to hit the snooze when I realize the sun rises in 45 minutes. I jump out of bed, put on a pair of pants step into my shoes and head out the door.
I get in my car and roll the windows down. With the wind hitting my face I realize there is not a cloud in sight. I think to my self, perhaps when I get down to the beach, it will all change. Once I get to the beach I realize that nothing has changed. It is a beautiful day to be on the beach enjoying the waves hitting the sand, however, it is not a very picturesque kind of day.
Photography is very complex, it is all about being in the right place at the right time and knowing how to work your camera. Your camera becomes an extension of you, its second nature to hit all the right settings. It is the other part that is tricky, being at the right place at the right time can be very difficult. No matter how much you plan and how much you look at the weather, anything can happen at any time.
This particular day I had everything planned to shoot an epic sunrise, however the conditions where just not there. This is where your creativity must start to flow and you should focus more on having fun than getting that perfect shot.
That’s where this video picks up, I give you some tips and tricks on how to make a boring sunrise count and how to use your surroundings to make interesting imagery. Remember, at the end of the day it is all about having fun and getting out there, it does not matter if you get an epic shot or not, what matters is getting out there, enjoying the moment and sharing that moment with the people you love, the photo will come naturally. Sleep, eat, shoot, repeat.