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Do Stare Directly into the Sun!

Hesitant to shoot directly into the sun, for fear that your subjects will be shadowy and backlit? Give it a try! You'll find that the sun's rays can illuminate your images with a beautiful, dreamy glare. Here's how:

It’s often instinctual to make sure the sun is never directly behind your subjects if you want to avoid having look too dark and shadowy. Through a series of happy mistakes, however, I noticed that trying to include Mr. Sunshine in my pictures produced a beautiful, sparkly glare that enhances most of my pictures.

Let me illustrate what I mean. Here’s a picture I snapped at the beach with my Lomo Fisheye camera:

Now, here’s the same beach. In this shot, though, I pointed my camera a little bit higher so I caught the actual sun at the top of the picture. The sunlight just bursts through the picture, creating rays and orbs.

This is why I love lomography. You’ll almost never see this effect with a digital camera! I’ve tried this with the Lomo Fisheye and the Action Sampler, so far. I’m sure it will work with other cameras as well. Happy experimenting!

written by amor44

9 comments

  1. snow_963

    snow_963

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  2. willyboy

    willyboy

    Poor dog, all he wanted was a biscuit instead he got a Supersampler...

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  3. dearjme

    dearjme

    I see Waikiki ;D Goooo Hawaii!

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  4. kcl2n311

    kcl2n311

    very good!
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  5. pete

    pete

    that's what i like to do on the fisheye too :)

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  6. gm_mcleod

    gm_mcleod

    It works with the Diana F+ <a href="http://www.lomograph(…)=embed&quot; title="SunBurst"><img src="http://assets5.lomog(…)c6d86c&quot; width="576" height="395" alt="SunBurst" /></a>

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  7. pomps

    pomps

    I love the sun in photos thanks to my fisheye!

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  8. t82

    t82

    stared into the sun with my pinhole ;D
    http://www.lomograph(…)os/13342578
    ...yes it's true !!

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  9. chucknoz

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