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10. Sunstars

Lesson Info


has everybody doing Welcome to creative lives. Creative photography challenge. Today we're here to talk about how to do son stars. Sun stars are a great way to include the sun in the photo without having it overwhelmed the entire scene. For this challenge, you're gonna need a camera, a wide angle lens and a tripod is optional. Unfortunately, this is one of those challenges where the quality relents can actually make a difference. Seymour Blades that your lens has the more points on the sun star you're actually going to see. But that shouldn't discourage you. If all you have is kit lens, you're gonna do just fine. It's good idea to position it so that the sun is peeking behind one of your main subject elements. This could be buildings, trees, friend of yours. Anything will really work. Ideally, you'd want the sun lower on the horizon. So it's really best to play in the shot early morning or late afternoon. Early evening. So the key, the shot is your aperture. Like I said So really, I'm ...

shooting in aperture priority mode and I'm set my apertures at F 22. Now my eyes so is I'm gonna bump it up pretty high to 3200 so that my shutter speed is fast enough. Or I can take the shot handheld and not have any kind of problems you could without the tripod and handle it without shutter speeding being a problem. But for today, going handheld, I'm gonna try the shot Two different ways. One shot with single exposure and the other shot I'm gonna bracket with three different exposures. The reason I'm doing this is because the cameras light meter is gonna immediately trying. Evaluate for the sun, which is gonna make everything else very under exposed. So bracketing will help me capture the under exposed elements in the frame. If you don't know how to do bracketing on your camera, that's okay. I don't want you to worry about for this challenge. John. Gringo does have a great class on creative like all the fundamentals of photography, and in it he goes into great detail explaining how it works and why you should use it. We're really excited to see what you guys come up with. So upload your protest instagram and use. The hashtag creative photo challenge will showcase our favorite every week you haven't done so already. Make sure and sign up at creativelive dot com slash CPC and get these photo challenges the Libertarian box every week.

Class Description

Lacking ideas on what to shoot? Feeling uninspired behind the lens? Not sure what to do to flip the switch on your internal lightbulb? 

What if you had new, weekly creative photography ideas sent to you directly one a week?  "Assignments" that took you out of your daily grind, got you outside, and helped you break through your creative blocks? 

Join CreativeLive for a series of free photography challenges designed to bust you out of your comfort zone. You'll try new techniques, pick up new skills, and expand your photographic creativity. 

What is the Creative Photography Challenge?

As fellow photographers, we know exactly how you feel. We've all felt drained of ideas of what to shoot next. This is why our team got together and designed the Creative Photography Challenge: a series of short, snackable videos that will help you discover and harness new photography techniques.  You'll be inspired by our community of fellow photographers that are participating in this challenge right along with you. 

The challenges are simple; Each video is under five minutes long, so they won't take forever to watch, and you can complete each challenge in just a few minutes or take an entire day to really hone in on your new skills. 

Here are the episodes:

How it works

All you have to do to get started is click the free "Sign Up" button.

Once you take your photo, tag it on Instagram using the hashtag #creativephotochallenge.

Also, you can join the Creative Photography Challenge Facebook group to ask questions, and share your experiences with your fellow photographers. 

Start improving as a photographer today! 

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Tanya Lillie

I love the format of this class. Each challenge is presented in a quick, yet thorough manner. It is a great way to try new techniques. The best way for me to learn is by doing and the format of this class gives me the perfect opportunity to do so.

Aoife Lynch

Really love this idea and excited to take this challenge. Loved the live Facebook chat with Chase last night. Feeling inspired :D

Bobbie Jo Shirley

These challenges are so much fun and its fantastic learning new skills and practicing in general. I would love to see this be an ongoing thing. :)