Sunsets and sunrises are some of the most common natural occurrences captured on camera – and for a good reason – they’re incredibly beautiful and usually pretty easy to photograph! However, one thing that can be tough with sunrises and sunsets is editing them! Often you’re dealing with bright light, backlit subjects, and intense colors – all of which can be difficult to adjust. That’s where ON1 Photo RAW comes in – Photo RAW makes it incredibly easy to modify and style your dawn and dusk photographs. So let’s quickly jump into Photo Raw, and I’ll show you three tips for creating stunning sunrises and sunsets.
Tip #1 deals with modifying and adjusting exposure in your foreground and background separately – this way you can achieve a balance of exposure across your scene without blowing out your sky.
Tip #2 deals with correcting color by masking it into areas that have unwanted color tints.
Tip #3 deals with foreground subjects that are backlit and silhouetted by the bright sun light – we’ll show how to use a luminosity mask to target those darker foreground subjects and enhance tone and detail.
10 comments on “3 Tips for Enhancing Sunrises or Sunsets”
On July 5, 2022 at 12:21 pm Levi Jeffers wrote:
Thanks Dylan a great review
On July 5, 2022 at 1:27 pm David Price wrote:
Thanks Dylan, the tip for bringing out shadow detail was not something that I have seen before. Impressive, and thank you.
On July 5, 2022 at 2:32 pm Robert Benyon replied:
I thoght the people and dock looked better when silhouettes.
On July 5, 2022 at 2:21 pm Robert Benyon wrote:
I did not learn much from this maybe it was aimed at newbies who STILL cant tell a black mask from white one.
On July 6, 2022 at 2:21 am Graham Lake replied:
Thanks for the unnecessary comment. A little patronising though, with the shouty capitals! This video is helpful and covers all abilities! Take from it whatever you need as an individual!
On July 6, 2022 at 10:49 am David Price replied:
The video went out via the ON1 distribution route. So it is quite likely that it may have been viewed by a mix of experienced people and also by people who know less than you do.
So, Dylan had to cover the basics, as well as the more advanced stuff.
On July 6, 2022 at 4:58 am Rob wrote:
when you A/B the second photo with the original version I see there’s some lens correction in there too? The rocks on the left seem to move when you AB.
On July 7, 2022 at 4:13 am Chris Taylor replied:
By default, Photo RAW applies lens corrections.
On July 6, 2022 at 1:33 pm IAIN Nicholl wrote:
Thankyou. This is helpful for this mask newbie.
On August 8, 2022 at 1:45 am willie.m.666 wrote:
Well said, Graham, I’m getting on a bit and slowly losing my short-term memory so I have two computers side by side one I work on, the other I use for tutorials like this one to help me follow using my own photos, and I’m not a NEWBIE just losing my mind lol