“Don’t shoot into the sun.” is something my professors would say but, when it comes to romantic moments and particular portraits, I do point to the sun and have the sun’s ray outlining the subject(s). If exposed properly, the subject is not a silhouette but there is a soft glow in the entire image. I feel that this glow is appropriate to set a “mood” for some images. I am very emotionally driven when it comes to photographing and I like to convey an emotion tied to the events of the images.
Here are some of my favorite images where I used the sun in this way.