If your camera has a lens hood – use it!
If you don’t have a lens hood – buy one.
This will stop stray bright lights and the sun from ruining your pictures.
However, a lens hood will not work when your camera is pointed directly into a strong light source.
It is especially important to get a lens hood now we are getting some fine sunny days.
If you don’t, you risk spoiling your pictures with stray light which can manifest itself with a lack of punch and weak washed out colours in your images.
If anybody has any questions about any area of photography, Pete will be pleased to answer them for you, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.