I’m definitely not an early bird, no way… However, it was so worth it to drag myself out of bed at 4:30am last weekend to witness the sunrise magic. The thing you need to bring with you to get a good shot is your camera. A tripod comes in handy too (especially to begin with). I try to choose the lowest available ISO (100 for my camera) and set the camera to shutter priority so aperture is adjusted automatically as the sun rises. The light will do the trick. In my opinion there’s no or very little post editing necessary. There’re not many people around so the beach is your oyster. I absolutely love the silhouette shots so people do come in handy. Don’t be lazy and get up early one day, you will be glad you did it, guaranteed!