Have you ever taken what you thought was a killer landscape photo only to get home and find it unusable, ruined by the dreaded lens flare?

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Some lens flare is good, think of those light rays emanating from the sun.

Some  lens flare is bad, like the big balls of color in the photo above.

Would you like to know how a few simple steps taken while in the field, combine with a few equally simple steps taken during post processing can pretty much do away with lens flare?

Check out my article on Craftsy.com where I show you how to go from this…

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…to this,

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By giving lens flare the finger.

10 thoughts on “Give Lens Flare The Finger!

    1. Finger, thumb, whatever gets the job done. 😉 I’m actually thinking of making something like a popsicle stick with a small disc on the end of it, something a little easier to mask out of the final image.

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