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Stopping That Sun Flare

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Have you ever shot an exterior house photo and you get that lens flair spot? This is from strong light entering the lens at just the correct angle and bouncing till it hits the sensor, making circles, sheets of bright white overlay or covering the entire image and thus lowering the contrast.

There are a couple of ways to remedy this. First, use your lens hood. This is the round piece of plastic that extends past your lens, that comes with most lenses when purchased. Not always the best, for we are using a wide angle lens that tries to capture as much image as possible, then we put a blocker on it to prevent the sun coming in. Second, use your hand or a piece of cardboard over the lens to block the sun. Lastly, shoot the picture from shade, under a tree or switch the angle you are shooting from.

Time of day has a lot to do with this. It is near impossible to shoot a home with the sun just over the house. If you have the time, I recommend that you wait and shoot at another part of the day. It is worth it to get the best front shot you can.

Sun Flare

Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator

Great tip. I love the blog and hope to see you posting again in 2009.

Jan 19, 2009 07:03 AM