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09/02/2011 04:04:53 PM · #26
Flare can disappear when the aperture stops down when you take the shot.
09/02/2011 04:11:56 PM · #27
Originally posted by karmat:

durg. gorgeous scene this morning. all i had was a 70-200 L with me. could see the flare through the viewfinder, but alas, nothing in the shot.

durg.


This week all those lovely and expensive low dispersion coatings on L lenses will work against you. Invert the dominant paradigm! Cheap lenses rule, L glass is the worst!
09/02/2011 05:04:19 PM · #28
Originally posted by BrennanOB:

Originally posted by karmat:

durg. gorgeous scene this morning. all i had was a 70-200 L with me. could see the flare through the viewfinder, but alas, nothing in the shot.

durg.


This week all those lovely and expensive low dispersion coatings on L lenses will work against you. Invert the dominant paradigm! Cheap lenses rule, L glass is the worst!

Maybe. But, I think the best light for lens flare generation is the pure, unpolluted, non-dispersed light from the Colorado mountains. I plan to use "L" glass and Colorado light to generate "L" flares.
09/02/2011 08:44:55 PM · #29
Originally posted by Hipychik:

We were having a discussion on whether a star shape was lens flare or if the circles of light are needed.


So what is the consensus? Does a star shape lens flare count?
Originally posted by ePhotoZine:

Techniques Glossary: Lens Flare
Flare is unwanted light reflecting within a lens or camera that reduces contrast and creates bright streaks or patterns on the image.
09/02/2011 08:56:43 PM · #30
Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

Originally posted by Hipychik:

We were having a discussion on whether a star shape was lens flare or if the circles of light are needed.


So what is the consensus? Does a star shape lens flare count?
Originally posted by ePhotoZine:

Techniques Glossary: Lens Flare
Flare is unwanted light reflecting within a lens or camera that reduces contrast and creates bright streaks or patterns on the image.


I wouldn't think so. The star shape is gorgeous and coveted, the flare is mostly avoided. The real challenge is to use the flare effectively.
09/02/2011 09:00:52 PM · #31
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

Originally posted by Hipychik:

We were having a discussion on whether a star shape was lens flare or if the circles of light are needed.


So what is the consensus? Does a star shape lens flare count?
Originally posted by ePhotoZine:

Techniques Glossary: Lens Flare
Flare is unwanted light reflecting within a lens or camera that reduces contrast and creates bright streaks or patterns on the image.


I wouldn't think so. The star shape is gorgeous and coveted, the flare is mostly avoided. The real challenge is to use the flare effectively.


But by definition the "streaks" or star shape is a lens flare...
09/02/2011 10:47:26 PM · #32
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

Originally posted by Hipychik:

We were having a discussion on whether a star shape was lens flare or if the circles of light are needed.


So what is the consensus? Does a star shape lens flare count?
Originally posted by ePhotoZine:

Techniques Glossary: Lens Flare
Flare is unwanted light reflecting within a lens or camera that reduces contrast and creates bright streaks or patterns on the image.


I wouldn't think so. The star shape is gorgeous and coveted, the flare is mostly avoided. The real challenge is to use the flare effectively.


Bolding mine: Couldn't patterns on the image be among other shapes, the shape of a star?
09/02/2011 10:50:10 PM · #33
Originally posted by sfalice:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

Originally posted by Hipychik:

We were having a discussion on whether a star shape was lens flare or if the circles of light are needed.


So what is the consensus? Does a star shape lens flare count?
Originally posted by ePhotoZine:

Techniques Glossary: Lens Flare
Flare is unwanted light reflecting within a lens or camera that reduces contrast and creates bright streaks or patterns on the image.


I wouldn't think so. The star shape is gorgeous and coveted, the flare is mostly avoided. The real challenge is to use the flare effectively.


Bolding mine: Couldn't patterns on the image be among other shapes, the shape of a star?

My thoughts exactly, nowhere does it say "just orbs or polygons"
09/02/2011 10:54:26 PM · #34
There are 2 Lens Flare Challenge Suggestion threads. About natural lens flare and filter

ambaker
02/08/2011

SunnyHillsCir
08/15/2011

09/03/2011 12:07:36 AM · #35
This is going to be an interesting bunch of images to see when they are posted for voting. I will not be looking for anything in particular or going by any narrow definition of "lens flare". I have been shooting long enough to know that it can have a lot of different effects, sometimes cool looking, sometimes not so hot.
09/03/2011 03:30:03 AM · #36
i've been trying all week to get a good lens flare shot, so far unsuccessfully.
09/03/2011 03:49:28 AM · #37
No luck on an overcast day here.
09/03/2011 05:32:47 AM · #38
I wonder if this will become a theme series:
missed focus
blurry mess
a horrible moment
improper settings
uninteresting subject
I have no idea what this is
09/03/2011 05:42:33 AM · #39
Originally posted by Cuttooth:

i've been trying all week to get a good lens flare shot, so far unsuccessfully.


I'll join you with that :(
09/03/2011 06:53:39 AM · #40
Spent the whole afternoon shooting against the sun. Brought my cheapest lens and what did i get? Chromatic abberation. I figured the trick. I detached my circular polarizer. Held it against the front of the lens and tilted it just a bit while the sun is in frame. Depending on the angle of tilt, i could then decide which area in the frame to put the flare. I even managed to put them where ROT dictates.

The side effect is i think im blind now :)
09/03/2011 06:58:47 AM · #41
I like this challenge a lot. It's one of those that falls into the "It's not as easy as it looks" category :) Having had nothing but grey days here all week, it seems the elusive sun is putting in a rare appearance. Now to find an interesting subject/
09/03/2011 09:38:50 AM · #42
gack!!! I don't think I'm enjoying this challenge. Can we sue Langdon when we go blind?
09/03/2011 11:18:32 AM · #43
I've come to realize that lens flare cannot be shot intentionally. If it knows you want it, it simply won't cooperate. You must be shooting for something else, and it will simply sneak in when you least expect it. So shoot for something else, and see if you can get it to sneak in for you! (I did not, even though I figured the secret...)
09/03/2011 12:01:46 PM · #44
I'm with ya Wendy.....got to be one of toughest things I've tried to do......Lol.

Originally posted by vawendy:

gack!!! I don't think I'm enjoying this challenge. Can we sue Langdon when we go blind?
09/03/2011 01:31:58 PM · #45
Done! I'm in but won't be able to see the early result and all my other entries. Away for a week of waterfall photo shooting.
09/03/2011 02:06:47 PM · #46
Having tried to specifically find a lens flare on a camera that has never got one before, all I got was a stiff neck and a sore sensor, more than enough direct sun into my camera thank you DPC. Its a great conceptual idea, and for those with lower quality gear, the idea of making a flaw into art is admirable. It is just a serious shame it was chosen when the community was starting a score based single elimination contest as well. I would have ignored it completely and my camera would have preferred it, but I joined the elimination contest and felt compelled to at least try to enter. During an otherwise already frustrating week, I didn't need anymore added DPC!! I do not think I will be taking my gear onto a beach for Granular II - you guys are gonna ruin peoples gear with these topics. Direct sun into a sensor, just like granular environments, is a bad thing,....
Camera's after beach and sand exposure are "crunchy", turn a focus ring at its no longer smooth and nice, its just bad. My surfer friend was murder on gear, very crunchy.
09/03/2011 03:19:27 PM · #47
I'm in. That was interesting. The best advice in this thread is to use the DOF preview button to see the aperture size effect on the lens flare. I do believe that is the first time I've ever intentionally photographed a flare. And, it's also the first time I've ever used my UV filter. Usually it's just "on" during transport and storage for lens protection. I tried the polarizing filter, too, but found that it was not helpful. YMMV

Message edited by author 2011-09-03 17:30:26.
09/03/2011 03:45:53 PM · #48
good thing I have a Lab....maybe I can train him to be a seeing eye dog...sigh
09/03/2011 04:04:24 PM · #49
For the better part of the week it has been rainy and overcast...Thursday was the first day that actually had some sun but of course my models are not available during those hours. And when my models were available it was pouring rain and/or overcast. I tried some alternate ideas but nothing to write home about. Unless something like serendipity happens I am out of this challenge. Good luck to all who were able to capture an image using this technique.
09/04/2011 12:30:43 AM · #50
Originally posted by amsterdamman:

Having tried to specifically find a lens flare on a camera that has never got one before, all I got was a stiff neck and a sore sensor, more than enough direct sun into my camera thank you DPC. Its a great conceptual idea, and for those with lower quality gear, the idea of making a flaw into art is admirable. It is just a serious shame it was chosen when the community was starting a score based single elimination contest as well. I would have ignored it completely and my camera would have preferred it, but I joined the elimination contest and felt compelled to at least try to enter. During an otherwise already frustrating week, I didn't need anymore added DPC!! I do not think I will be taking my gear onto a beach for Granular II - you guys are gonna ruin peoples gear with these topics. Direct sun into a sensor, just like granular environments, is a bad thing,....
Camera's after beach and sand exposure are "crunchy", turn a focus ring at its no longer smooth and nice, its just bad. My surfer friend was murder on gear, very crunchy.


Sorry you're not, eh, resonating with this. I mean, it really sucks ... I'd prefer a stiff sensor and a sore neck.
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