I have photographed the St. Louis Arch at sunrise, in the morning and during the day but I had never photographed it at sunset and beyond. When our photography club decided to take a trip across the Mississippi and photograph the Arch from a park on the east side of the river I was ready to go. I wasn't sure what I was expecting but when we got there I saw this platform that provided a great overlook to photograph the Arch and the riverfront.
The photos below show the ramp and members of our group lined up at the top of the platform eagerly awaiting the sun to set.
Tips for Nighttime Photography
- Use a tripod...this will help eliminate camera shake in the low light. This is particularly important once the sun has set.
- Don't put the horizon in the middle of the photo. Try getting it somewhere in the bottom third of the photo.
- Shoot in aperture priority when the sun is still up and switch to manual once the sun sets.
- Stay longer ( check next paragraph for reason why).
- Try changing white balance to shade setting for more stunning colors.
- Wait for night clouds. A partly cloudy sky is the best for sunsets.
- Watch for birds. They can add interest to the photo.
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