How to shoot a sunrise
The reward of capturing the sun rising over the horizon almost always makes up for the lack of sleep. Research carefully to check the direction of sunrise, and scout your location beforehand so you can set up a good composition without faff. Arrive in plenty of time, and mount your camera onto a tripod. Opt for a low ISO, an aperture of around f/8-f/11 and a longer shutter speed to compensate.
Morning light is cooler in tone, so you might want to set the white balance to Shade