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05-15-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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lens Flare ? Like it or not?

lens flare can be the thing that kills a photo of make a photo fun and different. I have been playing around with Lens flare ones time I did not mean for it. The other times I was looking for it.

What are your thoughts on the use of lens flare?
Lens flare I did not want but turned out kind of cool.




I wanted Lens flare for this photo.



05-15-2013, 09:51 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Don't like it in the first shot because it competes with the incredible face of that little girl.

The second one, however, the flare is more complementary. Unfortunately not enough of the car body is framed to be visually interesting, so this looks like a "show the flare" classroom exercise. Flare, like other artifacts--intentional or not--has to be used carefully to avoid being affectations.

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I've actually got a a separate collections folder in Lightroom where I put all my flare images, mostly off my UWA lenses.

Some work really well for me, by adding an extra ingredient to the mix, along with all that pixie dust.
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