It's not too hard to add some extra oomph in your photographs. Photographer Carla Ten Eyck has some simple tips for adding a dramatic lens flare effect. For starters, she suggests taking pictures in the late afternoon.
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Carla Ten Eyck's lens flare tutorial contains several examples, along with the camera settings she uses. She highly recommends shooting in the late afternoon, with a low ISO setting. She notes that the "time of day to me seems like the biggest overall connector. I don't think I have gotten lens flare(s) in the mornings..."
For some of her other tips for getting a great lens flare effect, check out the link below. Got any cool shooting tips for adding some dramatic effects to your photos? Tell us about it (and share images!) in the comments.
Lens Flare Tutorial [Carla Ten Eyck Photography]