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Editing Tips for Photos Shot Into the Sun

Shooting into the sun can do anything from providing a nice visual element and contrast to creating stunning rays that cascade across the frame. Because of the extremely bright (and often partially blown out) source of light in the frame, it can sometimes require some specialized editing techniques, and this helpful video tutorial will show you everything you need to know to produce the best possible images. 

Coming to you from Jim Nix, this helpful video tutorial will show you how how to edit a photo shot into the sun using Luminar AI (though the techniques are just as applicable to other editing programs). Shooting into the sun is not just for creating dramatic landscapes. In fact, by including an artificial light to level out the exposure, it can be a great way to shoot compelling portraits, and it is a fantastic way to learn how to balance ambient and artificial light. Of course, if you are shooting with a camera that uses an optical viewfinder, remember to never look directly into the sun with it, especially if you are using longer focal lengths, as you can seriously injure your eyes. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Nix.

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