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    Hi, i just started photography and recently tried my hand on some night photography.
    However, when ever I tried taking a photo towards areas with spot light I have extremely bad flares....


    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/...34f88b3f50.jpg
    The side espeecially have this dots of light...
    Pls help me....Thanks
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    Default Re: Newbie with flare issues

    I don't see any flares.

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    try taking off your filter.
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    Default Re: Newbie with flare issues

    I had photos that had much more obvious flaring but I had to dispose them immediately.
    By the way, i heard of a star filter...
    Does that help in case of reflections from spotlights???
    Thanks for the comments
    (Yeah will try taking filter off the next time....)
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    Default Re: Newbie with flare issues

    Can you show us which dots you consider as flare? Can't see anything.

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    Just found one. There are others that are worst...
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    Quote Originally Posted by marvintheroundone View Post

    Just found one. There are others that are worst...
    Thanks
    Bro , just my 2Cents , i think those are very small water droplets from the Merlion =0

    just my guess

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    Your first photo I don't see flare, second photo i think is light shining through the water droplets from merlion
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    Quote Originally Posted by marvintheroundone View Post
    I had photos that had much more obvious flaring but I had to dispose them immediately.
    By the way, i heard of a star filter...
    Does that help in case of reflections from spotlights???
    Thanks for the comments
    (Yeah will try taking filter off the next time....)
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    You have water droplets on your lens. That's not flare.

    as for Star filter, I suggest you try googling "Star Filter" to understand it's purpose.
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    Default Re: Newbie with flare issues

    yeah those are tiny water droplets on your lens. DO clean them off ASAP, i believe those are salt water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvintheroundone View Post
    Just found one. There are others that are worst...
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    Have you noticed the fine spray of water when walking around there? It's quite obvious under certain wind conditions. This is was is sitting on your lens / filter.

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    Default Re: Newbie with flare issues

    Now that you mention it, yeah there was some spray.
    O man, haha thanks guys will watch out for such things in the future.
    Thanks and thanks again

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