Tip VII: Flare

If you’ve been following my work you must’ve noticed that I love to shoot to the Sun and catch those colorful flares on the image. This effect is a consequence of undesired (or not!) light rays that enter the lens and end up being reflected and refracted when crossing the lens elements. Physics and optics aside, in order to get this effect all you need to do is put your subject with the Sun on his back and try to figure out what the most favorable angle is to get the look you want. To get the colored flare you need to have the Sun on the image (even if it’s only a little bit). If it’s not, you’ll get an image with a bit less contrast, which I also love!



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