I have a Canon EOS 1000D DSLR and have been using it to take a lot of images of my daughter and of the landscape around where we live. The winter light looks great, but with the sun so low in the sky I feel limited as to the angles I can get.
The instructions for the camera say not to take photos facing the sun as it can burn the camera's internals. However, can anyone offer any tips for taking pictures with the sun in shot? Are there any techniques, or even a filter, that can allow me to get the shots I want?
Thanks very much - all help for a DSLR newbie much appreciated
Welcome to DPS. You are at the right palce for helpful advice.
People take shots into the sun all the time and I've never heard of internals buring. I wouldn't leave it there for a long time or leave the shutter open for ages but taking pics should be fine.
Loads of techniques that can be used and most of them have loads of info already so I won't go into detail but here are a few headings to get you going.
Use small aperture to get a star shaped sun
Graduated ND filter to reduce exposure of the sky
Try a silhoutte by exposing for the sky
Recompose with the sun out of shot - The low light will give great contrast.
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