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Three tips for bet­ter sea­capes

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1 Shoot re­motely

Us­ing an ex­ter­nal shut­ter re­lease means you won’t ac­ci­den­tally nudge the cam­era as you take the photo. This way you’ll be sure to cap­ture a crisp im­age, with the only thing mov­ing be­ing the wa­ter. If you don’t have one, you can use your Nikon’s self-timer mode in­stead.

2 Lock up the mir­ror

Dur­ing a long ex­po­sure, the cam­era mir­ror be­ing raised can cause vi­bra­tions, re­sult­ing in a soft shot. The Mir­rorup mode (if your Nikon has it) raises the mir­ror on the first press of the shut­ter but­ton, and takes the shot on the sec­ond press, once the vi­bra­tion has sub­sided.

3 Avoid Auto white bal­ance

Dur­ing sun­rise or sun­set, Auto white bal­ance tends to wash away all that lovely golden colour in the sky. Set Cloudy white bal­ance in­stead, which will em­pha­size and en­rich these warm red and yel­low tones for a much more pleas­ing and at­mo­spheric pho­to­graph.

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