1. Compiux's Avatar
    How do you avoid light flares? This is what happens to me in pretty much every photo where a light source is there.
    http://1drv.ms/1AKU3se
    http://1drv.ms/1lqtcyb
    http://1drv.ms/1xOJvdE (the flares on the bottom are from the cake's candles)
    http://1drv.ms/1xOJSVr (See the TV on the background and the white lamp... and yes, I know my friends are gly :P haha)

    I want to participate in the nightlife photo contest but damn, I can't do it with flares all over the photo ruining it.

    I know I'm doing something wrong, I try to play with the settoings but in all honesty, I usually don't know what I'm doing :(
    09-11-2014 12:33 PM
  2. Dreamspell's Avatar
    Make sure the camera lens is clean, it can cause that.
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    09-11-2014 12:37 PM
  3. WDavis4692's Avatar
    Yeah that's really bad blur/flare. Usually caused by dirty lens. It's where light gets trapped in the lens and distorts. The best way to clean the lens is with a LensPen kit but a cheap microfibre cloth will suffice. If grime somehow became trapped on the underside of the lens you're in more trouble.

    If cleaning lens doesn't work it is possible to have a repair shop swap the camera and see if that fixes it. This would be your last option.
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    09-11-2014 12:56 PM
  4. Compiux's Avatar
    Hmmm didn't think about it. Sounds logic (and also like a lot of bad luck ause all my night photos have flares)
    Oh, BTW... really important: My phone is a lumia 1020

    Anyways, I'll do some tests tonight and see what happens. I'll keep you updated.
    09-11-2014 01:34 PM
  5. Compiux's Avatar
    OK, so.... lets pretend this thread never existed so that I can feel a little less derp

    This is a nighttime photo taken after I rubbed my finger against the lens http://1drv.ms/1uqm8mI
    And this is after I cleaned it with my shirt (100% cotton) http://1drv.ms/1pcxsfP

    The focus on the second is different, but yeah... my fault... this thread never happened, you're dismissed :P
    Dreamspell and WDavis4692 like this.
    09-11-2014 11:53 PM

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