Lens Flares: Add Warm Cinematic Glow to your Photography

Tabitha Park, Really good at waiting in lines

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7 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction

      0:40
    • Catching Lens Flares

      3:45
    • Prisming

      2:50
    • Ring of Fire

      2:09
    • Miscellaneous Tools

      1:43
    • Editing in Lightroom

      3:57
    • Final Thoughts

      0:23

About This Class

In this class we'll be chasing the sun to create dramatic, beautiful lens flares totally in-camera (no photoshop necessary!!)

I'll show you each of the tools I use to add a little (or a lot!) of lens flare and haze in my images.
I'll show you how to utilize everyday objects like a CD, plastic bags, or the screen of your phone and I'll also tell you where you can get a great prism and a set of copper pipes for even more experimenting.

Please exercise caution when shooting into the sun! Eye damage is real, so don't stare at the sun for extended periods of time and give your eyes plenty of breaks during your photoshoot. :)

Buy the Prism here

Buy the Copper Pipe Fittings here

9 of 9 students recommendSee All

Tabitha is amazing! Her classes have inspired me to get back into photography.
I can't wait to try out these techniques on my next senior shoot. Last shoot, I accidentally got lens flare in there the wrong way, so with your help, I'll do better next time. FYI, your energy is contagious! Thanks! Love you. Mean it!
Always wanted to learn these effects- finally a really comprehensive and fun class. Thank you!

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Tabitha Park

Really good at waiting in lines

Hi! I'm Tabitha and I teach photography classes. I'm a lifestyle portrait photographer for a living and I make that living in the gorgeous state of Utah! I love plants and I knit and I had my appendix removed in 2014 and sometimes I worry that I might need it later to talk to aliens. Other than that I'm pretty normal.

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