Camera: Nikon D7000 (Amazon)
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec
Note: Piyamin Thanutaksorn captured this photo of two ducks swimming during the sunset on Lake Thun in Switzerland. This photograph would be awesome just for the landscape and lighting, but to have two ducks enter the frame brings this photo to another level. Piyamin’s focal length was 24mm, which meant he was pretty close to the subjects to capture. Notice the reflections off the water in the distance, but crystal clear in the foreground. Nice capture!!
Tip: Piyamin’s film speed (ISO – wiki) was increased to 800 to allow more light into the camera due to the low light during the sunset. When increasing the film speed to lighten your photo, it’s key not to increase to high because you could get noise or grain in your photo. Some DSLR cameras handle this better than others, so play around and know your camera’s ISO limit before shooting. The photo may look good on your small display of your camera, but when you blow the picture up on your computer, you will notice the noise. It’s key to find and know your limit when it comes to increasing your film speed.