Lens flare is one of those things that many photographers are told to avoid, or that is ‘bad’ when they are first getting started. But as many great photographers can attest to, knowing how to use a flare can really add some great interest to your work and take your imagery to another level (when used correctly and sparingly).
In this great video, Adorama TV’s Gavin Hoey takes you through the process of shooting and processing flare images from a small home based studio with no problems. It’s a great start to finish tutorial for those interested in learning how to better make use of creative flare in their studio photography.
Obviously, this technique can be adjusted and used outside of the studio, maybe in a park or elsewhere. Then there is also mastering the ability to get your lens to naturally flare, and to look good at the same time. But those are lessons for another day.