I'm excited to start sharing new tips with you guys! Over the last year I've learned a lot about the importance of photographers helping photographers out. In fact, I got this tip from another couple photographers I follow. Ben Sasso and Lindsey Adler mentioned this trick and I think they're great so I thought I'd try it! I definitely recommend aspiring photographers to follow those guys, especially Ben Sasso, he's extremely helpful and is a stunning photographer!
This is a brief description on how I got these flares, thanks to the sun of course, and a little trick of my own.
Tada! Glass from Hobby Lobby! The two solid pieces of glass came in a big bag of mosaic type glass, I found them in the stained glass isle. The bag has many more colors in it, one in particular that's not pictured that I like is a rose gold color. The third things I have there I found in the jewelry making department, this might be a little trickier to find but you can certainly try! It's by far my favorite and what I used for both the images above.
Here's a few examples of what the differences of the three look like! If you've been following me for a while you might recognize my garden gnome is my model. Jason bought him for me because I always wanted a traveling gnome, his name is Mr. Bojangles and he's a fantastic model!
Clear solid glass
(sorry this photo STINKS but I was trying to show off the IRIDESCENCE)
This just creates a soft vignette, I like it if there's a distracting element around especially.
Blue solid glass
I really can't wait to use this for a specific photoshoot, but I do think it's meant for just that, I wouldn't use this for most scenarios, but I love it!
Clear pendant with tiny glass beads
Seriously, this just makes me happy! I just love the rainbow colors I get when I use this pendant. So much fun! This is my favorite one to use, and it's the one I used for the top two images.
To do this, it's really easy, focus on your subject then hold up whatever piece of glass you come up with at the edge of your lens, wherever you see fit. You'll have to move it slightly to catch the light just right.
Any how, just wanted to share that quick tip with you all!