At first I always avoid to shoot against the sun until one day I saw an incredible ray of light. Since that I always shoot against the sun if it’s ray of light or spectacular sunset/sunrise at the sky.
Use any of your fave lomography camera, such as fisheye 2. I always passing through this monument lamp which remind me of shark fin. When I snap it I didn’t realized if I shoot it against the sun and it made a lovely dot line light bokeh look a like from the sun.
If you travel a lot with plane it’s so fun to shoot against the sun through the window of the plane. The sun is the most powerful light source in our life. And the light is like the air to photography. If it’s rain, be patient because nowaday it’s so hard to predict the weather (especially in Indonesia
__). Be ready and preparing your analogue camera (the beautiful flight attendant will not complain if you explain to her that your camera did not contain the equipment which can annoyed the communication between cockpit and the airport monitor)
Keep looking above and you will find adorable scenery upside your boring town. Unfortunately I don’t have super tele(scope) lens to shoot that morning moon which exactly above the morning sun.
I’m just lucky had a chance to snap the sunset at the red sea, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last year. Unfortunately the lightleak ruin the perfect scenery. Maybe you can covered the lightleak source with two of your hand at the both side of the lens.
Shoot against the sun can make your architecture photo more stronger and make the shape of the architecture element sharpness.
Dark place with a little bit small hole for the sun light source is one of the best place to shoot against the sun.
Cotton candy cloud is my most favoritew cloud. I learn that this kind of cloud will appear in the morning if last night the rain fall very heavy. Shoot against the sun below my fave cotton candy cloud is one of my fave cloud photo.
Bored with single shoot? Try double or multiple exposure when shoot against the sun, don’t forget to shoot an interesting object to completing so so typical boring sunset/sunrise photo.
Found some exotic shape object and frame the delectable circle sun light to make a new multiple interpretation silhouette object, just like I did with this iconic Patung Kuda, near Ngurah Rai airport, Bali, Indonesia. I’m just lucky to get this sunset at my last day in Bali early this year because since I visit Bali for spent a new years holiday until one week later, it always heavy rain in Bali.
written by hervinsyah on 2014-06-04