Taking Pictures on Sunny Days
SUMMARY: Take care when taking digital camera photographs on sunny days.
When you are out taking pictures on hot, sunny days, you need to take care to not permanently damage your digital camera's lens. Photos of sunrises and sunsets are always fun to take and beautiful to view later, but pointing your lens directly at the sun may damage it. Focus your pictures slightly away from the sun to help prevent damage. Also, in between photos, turn off your digital camera and place a lens cap over your lens to protect it from too much light.
A digital camera lens is in some way like your eye; too much direct sunlight may damage it. Take photos in spurts, and then protect your digital camera lens by covering it up.
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