I decided to experiment with lens and sun flares today… fortunately the weather cooperated. What I found most successful was working with the trees to enhance or minimize the size and length of the sun rays and flare. If I was working with one of my teen models, I would use their position to do the same thing.
1. If you’re going to try it yourself, consider using manual mode so the camera doesn’t automatically overexpose the image due to the intense light.
2. Remember to move your feet, not just the camera. Adjust the settings to try different combinations of shutter speed, aperture and ISO.
3. Shooting into the light makes it hard to see the image, so trust your instincts and shoot away… you can always review what you captured and try again the next day.
Give it a whirl… the results can be stunning!
Technical Knowledge: Canon EOS 5D manual & images by Benjamin Edwards. His work is captivating… you must see it.