Get set up to stack
You don’t need much specialist equipment – the important thing is that your camera stays completely still
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.