Monday, September 19, 2011

I Heart Faces~Sun Flares!

I love making good sun flare photos!  This is one of my favorites for a few reasons:
1.  It takes a bit a skill to get it right.  Auto Focus doesn't work with the sun shinning in my lens, so I manually focused.
2.  I got to use my 50mm (he's been neglected since my new lens came along).
3.  To get the flare right I placed her in the center of the photo.  I know, not so visually interesting, but the the flares give the photo some interest.
4.  My senior is just super pretty and was a lot of fun!



  1. Yes, she's a very pretty girl!

  2. nice light! I have a similar guitar-esque photo for my entry :)

  3. Hooray for sun flare! Another trick (so you don't have to deal with manual focus if you don't want to): Frame your image, then use one hand as a lens hood, blocking out the harsh light. Focus on your subject, then remove your hand so the light floods in. Take picture. Voila!