Ever notice how sometimes you get a big streak of bright and pixilated sunlight going through your photos when taking pictures on bright sunny days? Like in these photo below:
See how that streak of errant and unnatural looking sunlight cuts through and essentially ruins these photos?
How to prevent sun streaking in photos
For some time I wondered how I could get rid of these sun streaks, and then arrived at a simple solution:
If you hold your hand out and over the top your camera as though you were shielding your eyes from the sun on a bright day, you can often block these sun streaks from appearing in your photographs. Sometimes it takes a little jostling of your hand position and the angle you hold it at, but you can usually move it into a position that properly shields your camera from the sun enough to take a good photo without sun streaking.