Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Show A Bit Of Flair!

A fellow blogger, describing one of his shots, said something like:

"This is one of my favorite photos I've taken of Venice, because I feel that I have captured some of the magic. Technically, I would have liked to avoid the flare, but it doesn't detract too much."

So I thought I'd post a pic where lens flare is an absolutely integral feature of the photo, which would be immeasurably poorer without it.

But as mentioned before in these columns, Again, it's a case of having the effect both obvious and sophisticated enough that the viewer realises you 'meant to do it'

If it's just a case of pointing the camera without judging what the light and composition are doing, then people will just think that you are crap.

© Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free 2005


Ham said...

Love it!

Oh, and yes, I do use flare deliberately from time to time. Didn't like it on the Venice shot because it starts to compete with the moon.

Paris Set Me Free said...

Yes it's one of those things that is difficult to control because it is very difficult to judge exactly how it's going to come out on the final shot. I'll try and go another one like this soon.

maitresse said...

ooh I love taking messy light photos of paris. I'll post some soon. yours is particularly keen!


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