When a child draws the Sun, he makes a circle and draws pokey rays coming out of it from all directions. However when we shoot the same Sun, it looks like a bright patch of light in most images. I want to share a trick for making your Sun look like you draw it….with a lot pokey rays all around it!
A sun flare or starburst is an incredibly cool photographic technique and one that is easy to achieve without any special post-processing or editing tricks.
All you have to do is shoot at a small apertutre ( So for my dear auto mode shooting friends, turn your dial to Av or A mode, and turn the knob to show you f22).Thats all. And see the magic. You will see your Sun imidiately changing to the one in the second picture!
You can do the same street lights and any bright source…..its super fun! And yes, I always don’t remember this ( how else will I have picture 1!)