Breaking the rules

Playing with the sun

I love my camera, I just always wish I was more proficient with it, so I’ve been reading lots and lots of articles to try and improve, The most recent one about shooting into the sun so I thought I’d give it a go.

Generally the rule is shoot with the sun over your shoulder, so it felt a little odd blinding myself through the viewfinder but I persevered took a couple and this one was my favourite.

I’m not 100% happy with it but I’m not sure what it is that I’m unhappy with maybe it’s just that I’m not used to deliberately creating glare or maybe it would have worked better had the blonde kid being looking towards the camera?  I don’t know but I  guess I’ll carry on reading and shoot some more, dragging my ever (un)willing test subject out again to try and find out.

3 thoughts on “Breaking the rules

  1. I’m no photographer, but I think the lens flare highlighting his jawline looks exquisite, and the slight corona through the hair at the back of TBK’s head/neck.

  2. If the picture was more directly side on and the top of his head wasn’t clipped, you could get a more haloed affect around his whole head. You’ve got it some, but only partially on his chin and the nape of his neck.

    I do like it though. I often shoot into the sun for that purposeful glared affect. It can cause some interesting highlights on the subject.

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