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Why use a lens hood?

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If you own an interchangeable lens camera, you probably will have noticed that a lot of lenses sold for these cameras come with a plastic lens hood included. And for those lenses that don't include a lens hood, there are a wide variety of aftermarket designs available that you can purchase to add to your lens.

In this article we'll look at the benefits of using a lens hood, the different types of hood available, and also some disadvantages of hoods.

Why use a lens hood?

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

February 15th, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Lens Flare

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Lens flare is caused by light hitting the camera's lens and reflecting around off the internal elements of the lens. Generally lens flare is unwanted, although it can be used to good creative effect in some instances. You will often find lens flare in your photos when shooting with a bright light source (such as the sun) in or just outside the frame.

Creative use of lens flare in a portrait photo
My Assistant by Jonathan Kos-Read on flickr (licensed CC-BY-ND)

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

February 20th, 2011 at 2:34 pm