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Old 04-03-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
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Lens Flare!!

Ahhhh! I dfjkglfja HATE lens flare. And I always get it. I swear to god, it's like my camera just attracts it. Every time I get a cool picture, usually at night, once I get it uploaded to the computer and review it, there's lens flare SOMEWHERE in the picture.

It's really starting to piss meh off.


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Old 04-04-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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Nobody has any advice on how to beat it?
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this might help. just google "how to avoid lens flare" I know it's kinda lame but hey there's some good info out there too :)

http://www.pixiq.com/article/lens-flare
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Sorry just saw this.

During the day, on a SLR using the lens attachment that goes around the lens helps keep the light out.

Also, (which you can use on a P&S) is put your hand up cuffing around the lens that blocks the light angle at your lens.

Lens flare is the light catching the side pieces of the lens, creating something your eye doesn't see right away.

Some people like lens flare for certain occasions ...



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Old 04-05-2011, 03:24 AM   #5
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just google "how to avoid lens flare"
Lmao. I was hoping someone didn't come in here and say that. Makin' me look like a 'tard.

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Also, (which you can use on a P&S) is put your hand up cuffing around the lens that blocks the light angle at your lens.
I will have to try that next time. Thing is, I usually don't notice it until I get home and start PS'ing the pics. Urgh.
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It can be hard to see when the sun or light is real strong.

With practice you will develop a sense of that.

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Lens hood.
Remove all filters. UV, etc.
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Well, some filters do help eliminate or reduce lens flare.

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Well, some filters do help eliminate or reduce lens flare.

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Really? Whenever people on TPF ask about lens flare the people over there pounce on ANY extra layers of glass in front of the front element. UV filters, CPL, Neutral Density, etc.
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This is true ... but in my experience, I have found my ND filter and Polarizer to reduce it a bit ...

Really it just keeps it from overwhelming the shots.

The real best way is to just not have the light in front of the camera ... moving around is best.

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