Working with lens flare is a bit like working with a wild animal. You never are quite sure what the light is going to do. Sure, if you know what you are doing the results can be mostly predictable, but there is always an unknown element that surprises. If you follow my work over the past year you may have noticed the increased prevalence of lens flare and back lighting in my work. As I have become more and more experienced at controlling and predicting shooting and editing with this style in mind, I’m loving the results I am getting more and more. Riley’s senior portraits are some of my favorites yet with these particular techniques.