Lens Flares - How to deal with...
March 27, 2013 • Leave a Comment
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What ARE lens flares?? It usually shows up as yellow-orange-blue streaks or geometrically shaped spots, or could even be an overall haze in a portion of the photo that actually reduces contrast and saturation and masks details in the subject.
First choice, use multi-coated glass (higher quality lenses & filters) WILL help reduce flares, but no stock lenses (that I've seen yet) is completely immune to it (though a good filter and HOOD will positively help).
There are things a photographer can do to help control (and eliminate) 'lens flare' (whether still photos or video):
Quite often, when I'm outdoors shooting into or toward the sun you'll see my camera in my right hand, with my left hand totally off the camera, with my hand (or holding a note pad translucent reflector, car window shade, or a variety of other objects) a couple feet higher and to the left shading the lens from the flare.
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