Learn tips, tricks, and settings for successfully shooting rays of sunlight while blocking out the actual circle of the sun.
- [Speaker 1] In this movie, we'll be talking…about ways to capture rays of light.…And the idea here is that we want to see…the rays and nothing but the rays.…So we want to obstruct that sun ball from view.…And there's a variety of different ways to do that.…One is, just to crop it out of the frame.…- [Speaker 2] So in this case,…we just omitted the sun ball from the frame,…but still allowed those light rays,…which is created by the sun being…refracted by those ripples on the surface.…So what's great about this image…is we can still run a fairly low shutter speed…and really get this nice, non-high contrast image…here while still getting the light rays…in the image,…'cause as you remember from our previous movie,…when you want to shoot that sun ball,…generally it's going to be a high contrast,…high shutter speed, high aperture shot,…and you wouldn't be able to get this nice ambiance…if you had to use those settings in this image.…
- [Speaker 1] And so what we have here…is a blended scene.…In other words, we've got a bright foreground…
- Wide-angle optics
- Blending and contrasting exposure
- Controlling exposure with aperture
- Lighting underwater
- Shooting on walls and slopes
- Composing underwater shots
- Capturing rays of sunlight
- Going in for close focus
- Post-processing in Lightroom
Skill Level Intermediate
1. What Is Wide Angle?
5. Special Techniques
6. Post Processing
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