How to Capture Starburst PhotographyWednesday, June 8, 2016
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After many experiments and a few photo shoots, and it just so happens that starburst photography is actually pretty easy! Here are a few secrets to capture magical starbursts each time.
First, you need full sun. Partially cloudy days will not help. You need bright sun to be directly behind you for this kind of project. Stand with your subject partially blocking the light from one side to let the burst shine through them.
Second, you need the golden hour. I found it easiest to shoot starbursts about 30 minutes before sunset. Much earlier than that and your pictures will turn out kind of harsh and the bursts won't be as noticeable.
Shooting starbursts is really fun, though I admit I was frustrated at first because I was trying to rush. That's the trouble with using a tripod to take all your own photos - you are always in a hurry lest you lose the sun.
Here are a few detail shots of the rest of my outfit, non starburst, but I'm still a fan.
Would you ever try this photo trick?