Help with flair on sky images

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Posted 7/31/2013 by beamed in General Photography
 

beamed
BucketHead

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Posted: 7/31/2013 7:08:56 PM
Hi everyone, I usually post in the scrapping board. I apologize for asking for help when I don't really participate on this board. I am on vacation and don't have time to research this.

Here is my question . When I take photos of the sky, a flair or spot shows up. It is not in the same spot so I know it is not dust. I get this with my 18 mm and my 55-210 mm lenses. How can I prevent this? Thanks so much for your help.
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Posted: 7/31/2013 8:50:51 PM
Do you shoot with a lens hood?

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Posted: 7/31/2013 10:03:34 PM
No I don't. Is that what's causing it?
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Posted: 7/31/2013 10:21:03 PM
You can prevent it by shooting with the light/sun to your back or using a lens hood when you have the light source to the front of you.

lens flare is caused by the angle of light coming at a slight angle into the lens. The light bounces off of various internal lens elements and creates the flair. The more you control the angle of light the less flair you get.


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Posted: 8/1/2013 11:30:01 AM
Thanks so much voltagain
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