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    Default Re: getting rid of light flares

    Quote Originally Posted by alancwr View Post
    Centrewgt?what's that?
    I think he meant 'Center-weighted', in reference to the metering mode.

    Quote Originally Posted by mazeppa26 View Post
    yups using centrewgt or spot metering will help..
    but sometimes its good to have flares in your pix, adds a creative touch esp in portraits
    The example shown is not really flare, but overexposure.
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    I see that your main objective is MBS, if not, it will be in near total darkness in contrast to the white flowered building.
    This is not flare, it is purely overexposure and out of dynamic range too.
    Perform a HDRI, you will fare better.


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    hi guys,

    took this picture yesterday night at abt 1am along esplanade

    is there anyway to get rid of the "glowing flare" at the bottom left of the picture?the art science museum, seems pretty exposed i feel..


    picture is taken at
    Aperture: f10
    Shutter Speed: 25"

    please advise me on how to better adjust the lighting n reducing the glowing flares
    thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Kwok
    I see that your main objective is MBS, if not, it will be in near total darkness in contrast to the white flowered building.
    This is not flare, it is purely overexposure and out of dynamic range too.
    Perform a HDRI, you will fare better.
    My cam doesn't come w a HDR function and I probably not going to do any post processing for now cos I wanna get the basics right 1st before I move on

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra

    If you shoot earlier in the evening, there will still be light in the sky, which helps to define the buildings better. Late at night, all you get is a big black and empty sky. And as you have discovered, when you lower the exposure in order to deal with the very bright 'Lotus', what you get is the other buildings becoming dark enough that they seem to blend into the sky.
    I think I'm probably gonna try shooting earlier in the evening to get better lightings

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    Default Re: getting rid of light flares

    Quote Originally Posted by alancwr View Post
    I think I'm probably gonna try shooting earlier in the evening to get better lightings
    Outdoor visibility seems a tad poor lately Might wanna take note of that before you venture out
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: getting rid of light flares

    Quote Originally Posted by alancwr View Post
    I think I'm probably gonna try shooting earlier in the evening to get better lightings
    It's quite hazy recently... which may cause a loss in contrast (and colors).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    It's quite hazy recently... which may cause a loss in contrast (and colors).
    hmmm, thought the haze wasnt too bad

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    Default Re: getting rid of light flares

    Quote Originally Posted by alancwr View Post
    hmmm, thought the haze wasnt too bad
    it is a waste of time shooting outdoor now, unless you are looking for smoky smoky foggy foggy effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    it is a waste of time shooting outdoor now, unless you are looking for smoky smoky foggy foggy effect.
    Getting real bad nowadays

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