Shoot into the sun
Flare is often something that we try to avoid, but it’s become a fashionable look, especially in portraits. To get flare in your image, take off the lens hood and shoot with the sun close to the edge of the frame so the light passes across the element of the lens. For an even more dramatic look, shoot with the sun in the frame.
Softness and bleached-out colours are characteristic of images shot into the sun