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We have some Great questions this week, covering lens flare, using wide angle lenses for shooting portraits and how the heck you take photos of lighting!

Here are this week’s questions:

Séamus MacGinnus:

Spyros and others: how does this happen? I’m referring to the circular prism in the lower left. I don’t remember any rainbows falling from the sky that day. Is it a bad lens or camera used by the wedding photographer? thoughts or opinions welcome.

Andre Audet:

Does anyone have experience in photographing people using a wide angle lens? I could use some tips… I recently bought at 14mm lens which is great for landscapes and stars, but I haven’t quite figured out how to make great photos of people with it yet. I don’t use it for portraits, mostly for photos of people doing something (tourism photography). Any advice or tips would be appreciated!

Kathaleen Blackwell:

Other than some luck on your side, how would you take pictures of lightning storms in the clouds (not necessarily the bright, beautiful strikes – those weren’t visible in this storm)?

I used to be scared of my flash, and I understand how intimidating flash photography can be, but a flash is just a tool. Once you understand how that tool works you’ll be using your flash to create photos that used to seem impossible.

If you want to master your flash and take those amazing photos, check out my Understanding Flash Photography Video Course.