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Have you ever dreamt to see the sun straight from your eyes, but have never been able to do so because it might affect your vision? Well, your Lomography camera can help you out!

Seeing the sun just with your bare eyes can cause harmful effects to your vision. Here, I have some tips in order for you guys to see the beauty of the sun glare. The effects of the sun glare might be different depending on the type of camera, film and the lens. The intensity of the sunlight also plays a role in determining the image of sun glare captured.

Some may get the blazing colors of the sunlight, and others may only get a plain shot. And all these depend on how you manage to find the right and perfect combination to get the best result.

As for me, I like to use slide films to capture sun glare because of the wonderful result that I get after being cross processed. The wide-angle Sprocket Rocket gives the most fascinating photo because I can see the panoramic view of the shot.

These are the other photos that I have taken. I also have been experimenting with black and white films. Recently, I used Kodak Professional 400CN B&W film with my Diana Mini.

Good luck trying and don’t forget to share your photos with us. Don’t think, just shoot!

written by isyraf


  1. lilo


    Great Tipster!
    I love shooting an object or a person with the glare of the sun from behind.. It can give such dreamy effects!

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  2. isyraf


    yeah, i know! love that dreamy effect!
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  3. mr-korn


    dare for glare
    get the lens flare
    and don't forget to share

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  4. mephisto19


    ...if you care
    for other lomographers out there

    to continue @mr-korn

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  5. isyraf


    rhymes very nicely! thanks guys =)
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  6. satu1

    well done!
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  7. emperornorton


    Galen Rowell used to do this trick where he would stand with someone so that their head just blocked out the sun and then he would use a fill flash so that it looked like they had a halo!

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  8. isyraf


    wow! that's pretty creative. do you have the link to his pictures?
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  9. clownshoes


    Flare it up!

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  10. calimon

    Wow, my first Lomo (Fisheye) I just posted is actually a sunglare shot! I'm stoked to be new to the world of Lomo!
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  11. neapolitanlomo


    I love the sun dreamy effect!
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