A&P lens flare..

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  1. Kaldes

    Kaldes New Member

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    how many of your photos especially those at night turn out shitty because of lens flare?
    just curious what action y'all took (PhotoShop or Lens Filter)

    I take alot of night car shots at meets, but nothing planned I always get some wierd starburst no matter what angle I shoot at... due to longer shutter speed and wierd lights.
     
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    Lens flare is the shit homie.

    Run with it.


    Unless you have a sigma 10-20, then it looks like a fucking blowtorch. :wtc:
     
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    Are you talking about lense glare, or lense flare??

    This is lense flare, and it is usually created with a high f/stop....anything above a f/16ish will create a lense flare with any evening shot...

    Here is an example...this was taken at a f/32, I purposely did this shot at f/32 because I wanted each of those lights to flare out....

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    Here is an example of the same photo taken at a f/3.5......and yes I know that main subject is out of focus but give you an idea of how the aperature effects the direct lighting..

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    I took this photo the other night.. just resized.. using a Rebel XT with Kit Lens

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    And this one I took a long while back.... at a different location but still that glare kills me.. not to mention I think so more ps would make a difference... but I like the less editting the better... (not all the time of course)

    Awesome example though
     
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    I just want to improve my night shots... since thats when most the photos I take are done. I think this kit lens is hindering.. plus the first pic I took with a lens hood to attempt to kill outside light
     
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    Stop putting lights in your pictures. :hsughno:
     
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    Thats lense glare, not flare...

    First one fixed:
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    Second one you need to bump up the ISO.....ISO100 is not near enough to shoot a black car in the the evening........
     
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    hmm thanks for the info. I believe I did shoot in a higher iso I will have to check but the photo still came out too dark.
     
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    ok I fixed my own..

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    yeah... 100 iso for night shots? :hsugh:

    bump that shit up homey
     
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    ISO100 was good for the Supra shot, just not the Evo...
     
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    that looks more like a Lexus than an Evo
     
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    Looked like an EVO with Lexus lights to me :rofl:
     
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    :rofl:

    Can we get a confirmation on what make and model this car is :dunno:
     
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    It's a fucking evo. jesus.
     
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    This one is?? Thats the one we are questioning.......file name is turboIS.....so I am bettin its a Lexus!

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    black car next to the red Supra is an Evo. The front shot is a Lexus IS300.
     
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    GREAT EXAMPLES - thanks for the comparison and info (the EXIF was helpful here FTW).
     
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    when you're shooting cars at night, you have to watch your angles and the lights around you. the killer here is there are many lights in parking lots so finding that exact point is very hard...while also trying to get the look you want. the best thing is to minimize the flare to being only around the top of your image, where you can clone it out using a dark sky or something that is pretty easy.
     
  20. circular polarizer at night :mamoru:
     

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