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Oct 11, 2010 20:15 |  #1

as im having such a very hard time accomplishing this look,i want to start a thread showing different shots shooting against the sun showing flare and having the subject exposed. Please include settings you used and how this shot was accomplished. this would help me and hopefully others accomplish this look. Thanks!


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Oct 11, 2010 20:30 |  #2

Alright, sun flares are my favorite. So I have a large amount of examples I can show. As far as technique goes, it's all about your angles. Changing the comp by just a tiny bit can give a totally different look.Take a look through my flickr as I have a lot more in there to look at. EXIF should be in all my shots on flickr as well. Almost all are at f/1.4 with an ISO of 100. The only thing that changes is shutter speed and that's dependent on how much light is there at the time of the shot. You can study settings all you want but the only way you'll figure it out is if you go try it.

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Oct 11, 2010 20:38 |  #3

all i can say is wow, i find focusing is very hard in this situation as well. please explain how you were able to come up with such sharp shots.


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Oct 11, 2010 20:39 |  #4

Here's a few more:

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Oct 11, 2010 20:39 |  #5

jordan ur the master of sun flares!, but like jordan said.. its all about the composition, moving the camera one inch will give you a different look, you just have to experiment with it first hand.


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Oct 11, 2010 20:41 |  #6

A trick my buddy showed me is to just hold your hand semi in front of your lens so you block the flare and then focus then move your hand back and let the light in. A lot of the times I'll also focus where the sun is behind their head (so no sun getting through) then recompose and shoot. After awhile it get's easier too and stuff just becomes second nature.


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Oct 11, 2010 20:46 |  #7

great shots man, and all these were done with the 50mm 1.4? im wondering if my 50mm 1.8 will be able to do it.

does the time of the day come into play when shooting flare too? i find that at sunset or sunrise the sun is less powerful to the eye.


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Oct 11, 2010 20:52 |  #8

Thanks man, most were done with the 50 1.4. The diptych of the dark haired girl towards the bottom of my first post was done with a 50L or 35L, I cant remember which.

It's gonna be pretty dang hard to get a flare at noon-ish just cause the sun is so high. You need the sun on the horizon or just above the horizon to get a nice flare, in my opinion.


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Oct 11, 2010 20:55 |  #9

JoJo2fast wrote in post #11078339 (external link)
Alright, sun flares are my favorite. So I have a large amount of examples I can show. As far as technique goes, it's all about your angles. Changing the comp by just a tiny bit can give a totally different look.Take a look through my flickr as I have a lot more in there to look at. EXIF should be in all my shots on flickr as well. Almost all are at f/1.4 with an ISO of 100. The only thing that changes is shutter speed and that's dependent on how much light is there at the time of the shot. You can study settings all you want but the only way you'll figure it out is if you go try it.

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wow i am in love, all incredible shots.

one for me...

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exif should be on flickr but in short: f/2.8 @ 17mm 1/1000th

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Oct 11, 2010 20:55 |  #10

im gonna try these photos tomorrow, i cant wait!

PLEASE EVERYONE POST MOST PICS!


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Oct 11, 2010 22:09 |  #11

I'm not in Jordan's league yet, but I attempted it with my kid using a 70-200 F/4L IS. It was the only lens I had with me at the time.

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Oct 11, 2010 22:14 |  #12

I like how this one turned out. A little brighter than I wanted with a lot of the sky blown out but kind of neat where is hand is reaching a flare just happened to be there.

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Oct 12, 2010 00:40 as a reply to  @ jase1125's post |  #13

wow. very nice shots guys. :)




  
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Oct 12, 2010 05:05 |  #14

Wow is right! I'm really liking, 1,3,5 from the first set! good job


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Oct 12, 2010 05:30 |  #15

Here is a few of mine. Still getting there lol

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she didn't want to be the model lol.

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