Photography quick tip - how to get that starburst effect in your images when shooting straight into the sun

I like the starburst effect. Take this photo as an example.  This is my photography quick tip for this week.

Sun bursting in - interior photography with rays of sunshine

Sun bursting in - interior photography with rays of sunshine

I photographed this image using the maximum aperture of F22. This is how you get the starburst effect.

Is it cliched? Overdone? 

I don't think so. I think that for an interior photography image like this where the sun beaming in through the window is a big part of the story of the space I am photographing then I think it is absolutely fine. 

Like all these things, it can get overused, but use it every now and then in a way that enhances an image and it is just fine in my opinion. 

I rarely get to photograph directly into the sun when I am doing commercial architectural photography.

For this shot I knew where the sun would be, and I knew the effect I wanted. The image was taken in a Poole in Dorset, which I know very well. 

Now I am on the subject I think I will dig out another sunshine shot that I took recently.

If you pop back to my blog in 10 minutes it should be up there for you to look at

Rick McEvoy Photograpy

Photography Quick Tips

Friday 7th October 2016

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