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Jan 12, 2011 05:24 as a reply to  @ post 11622885 |  #226

Sometimes a kit lens can give you a decent flare because it's uncoated.

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Jan 12, 2011 05:58 |  #227

Nice!!! I love how the light rays are showing!


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Jan 12, 2011 09:52 |  #228

great shot! i love the "vanilla" color in the photo. really nice.


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Jan 12, 2011 11:00 |  #229

NChaparro wrote in post #11617468 (external link)
I've seen a lot of people asking Jordan, and others how they pull these shots off with just natural lighting. I'm also having trouble retaining such rich detail in the subject's face while their back is towards the sun. Naturally one would expect the face to be darker, because its away from the sun. I've tried to remedy this by bouncing back the sunlight onto the subject, but the organic feel that Jordan has produced is lost, in my opinion. I've gone through all the pictures in this thread, and I've noticed a trend, that most sun flare shots, that have retained the rich facial details of the subject, are shot on the 5dc, or 5dmkii. My first guess, as to why these photographs are so amazing, especially Jordan's is that most owners of these cameras, are professionals, and know what they're doing (hats off to you guys, I LOVE your work). I'm also inclined to believe that it has to do with these cameras. I've read that since, these cameras are full frame, and have larger pixels, they are better at gathering light. So would it make sense, that when you compare a full frame camera with a cropped frame, the full-frame is capable of gathering more light off the subjects face, and thus is able to retain that rich detail we all see? :D Maybe I'm just paranoid, and my observation is baseless, but it would be cool if someone could try to do some side by side comparison.

Appreciate the compliments in there haha :D. But I do not credit the camera as much as the lens. A few of my friends have crop bodies and still can get good flare shots (example, this is shot on a nikon d80, a very entry level dslr nowadays, http://www.flickr.com …n_photography/5​170225544/ (external link) and http://www.flickr.com …n_photography/5​239728158/ (external link) ). What I've found is the faster your lens is the easier flare shots will be. 2.8 to 1.8 can make a huge huge difference. While a 5d2 helps, it's not the reason for flare shots turning out better. Someone else mentioned it as well, the difference between a 5d2 and a p&s, yeah there is one for sure. But a 5d2 and a crop body isn't that big of a difference. I've done flare shots with my old nikon d300 before too. What lens have you been using to try this technique out??

That's another thing to consider. It's one thing to compare photos but it's another not knowing what it looked like before PP.

I don't process that much on my shots anyways, but flare shots it's usually even less. Deepen the tones a small tad and call it good.

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Jan 13, 2011 16:15 |  #230

This is my 1st successful sunflare shot, but it's nowhere near these pros of course.

I'm using a Canon 30D with a 50mm f1.8. If it's the lens that's doing much of the work, I think that makes some sense. I tried using a polarizing filter with my lens to take some of these pics, and found out it's a little better if you leave any filter out.

Or maybe there's some type of filter that's "suitable" for sun flare shots? :)

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Jan 13, 2011 18:19 |  #231

JoJo2fast wrote in post #11624681 (external link)
Appreciate the compliments in there haha :D. But I do not credit the camera as much as the lens. A few of my friends have crop bodies and still can get good flare shots (example, this is shot on a nikon d80, a very entry level dslr nowadays, http://www.flickr.com …n_photography/5​170225544/ (external link) and http://www.flickr.com …n_photography/5​239728158/ (external link) ). What I've found is the faster your lens is the easier flare shots will be. 2.8 to 1.8 can make a huge huge difference. While a 5d2 helps, it's not the reason for flare shots turning out better. Someone else mentioned it as well, the difference between a 5d2 and a p&s, yeah there is one for sure. But a 5d2 and a crop body isn't that big of a difference. I've done flare shots with my old nikon d300 before too. What lens have you been using to try this technique out??

I don't process that much on my shots anyways, but flare shots it's usually even less. Deepen the tones a small tad and call it good.

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Thank you! I love the community here, and the willingness to share. I've been using a Canon 7D, with a sigma 30mm 1.4, I'll continue to take more sunflare shots, and see if I can improve them.


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Jan 13, 2011 19:50 as a reply to  @ NChaparro's post |  #232

Quick question for Jordan, do you use a light meter at all?


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Jan 13, 2011 21:04 |  #233

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Jan 14, 2011 09:23 as a reply to  @ Alejandrophotos's post |  #235

Here is one of my first attempts.

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Jan 14, 2011 09:25 |  #236

lolllllllll

you're doing it wrong




  
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Jan 14, 2011 14:05 |  #237

robertwsimpson wrote in post #11638955 (external link)
lolllllllll

you're doing it wrong

The only wrong thing here is you. ;)


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Jan 14, 2011 14:16 |  #238

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Here is one of my first attempts.

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How do you get such "round" sun flares? Lol


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Jan 14, 2011 14:52 as a reply to  @ Canon1stUser's post |  #239

All these are great, sad I can't go out there and try these shots. Living in te northwest we only get sun 15 mins, every 2-3 years...

We had sun a few weeks ago, so now the long wait begins... :lol:


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Jan 14, 2011 14:52 |  #240

Canon1stUser wrote in post #11641068 (external link)
How do you get such "round" sun flares? Lol

Tee hee. :lol:




  
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