Get set up to stack

You don’t need much spe­cial­ist equip­ment – the im­por­tant thing is that your cam­era stays com­pletely still

NPhoto - - Nikon Skills -

01 Keep it steady

Set your cam­era up on a sturdy tri­pod. Once the se­quence has be­gun, be sure not to nudge your cam­era or tri­pod as any move­ment will spoil things.

02 Lock, stack and bar­rel

Fo­cus on your sub­ject, and then switch the lens to Man­ual Fo­cus to lock it in place. That way you can be sure the same ar­eas will be sharp in ev­ery shot.

03 Shady busi­ness

We wanted a cor­rect exposure for the mov­ing clouds with the fore­ground in shadow, so di­alled in a stop or so of under-exposure us­ing exposure com­pen­sa­tion.

04 Break it up

Add in­ter­est to your com­po­si­tion by in­clud­ing a sub­ject that breaks up the hori­zon, like our old div­ing board. Bod­ies of wa­ter work well, re­flect­ing the clouds and colours.

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