This is a discussion on What would you call this effect and how could I achieve it? within the Post Processing Central forums, part of the Photography Information category; Originally Posted by MicWayWal We used to call it: lens flair. Worked all my life on how to photograph without ...
didnt read all the replies, so sorry if this has been mentioned....
lighten the shadows
light leaks, or color overlays/gradients at super low opacity
hope this helps
Canon 7D/ 5D MKii, 16-35 f/2.8 II L, 24-70 f/2.8 L, 135mm f/2 l, 70-200 f/2.8 II L, 3x Speedlites w/Phottix Odin triggers
If I wanted that look, I would use a Harrison and Harrison double fog 1 or 2 filter on my camera lens and overexpose at least one stop as I was shooting. Then, you could play in Photoshop.
Nikon F100. Nikon D300 (2). 24mm F2.8AFD, 50mm F1.8G. 85mm F1.8G, Celestron 300mm F5.6 Reflex mirror lens.
People do want this look, but I don't really get it. I think its a fad. But, in Photoshop you can use the lens flair - it works great.