Posts Tagged ‘Lens Flare’

Complete Guide to Neutral Density filters – Part 4 Problems & Solutions

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While neutral density filters can help you capture photos or video that wouldn't otherwise be possible, they do bring with them their own set of issues you need to watch out for. This is particularly true for the stronger neutral density filters.

In this article we'll go through a variety of issues you should look out for when using your ND filter, and when deciding what ND filter to purchase. We'll also look at how to best prevent or at least minimize any problems using an ND filter can give.

Complete Guide to Neutral Density filters - Part 4 Problems & Solutions

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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

Improve your photography – 7 Easy Tips

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Being a photographer is a constant learning experience. But we all have to start somewhere. In this article I want to share seven tips aimed particularly at relatively new photographers, but they should also act as good reminders even if you've been photographing a long time.

Improve your photography - 7 Easy Tips

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

November 3rd, 2014 at 9:40 am

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