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26 Outstanding Shots of Lens Flare

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Lens flare - it's not just for the recycle bin anymore. To modern photographers, lens flare can be a creative tool and a compositional element. But it pays to know when to use it and when to avoid it, because while it can make some images look amazing it can destroy others. Here's a list of some outstanding images that use lens flare successfully.


[ Top image Falling for Flare. by Flickr user CarolynsHope]

  • Nikon D800
  • 400
  • f/22.0
  • 0.013 sec (1/80)
  • 24 mm

Spring Bokeh by Flickr user Bangern


Meadow Haze by Flickr user Jacky Parker Floral Art


  • Nikon D800
  • 100
  • f/2.0
  • 0.004 sec (1/250)
  • 200 mm

The Ninth Gate by Flickr user VisualEchos

  • Apple iPhone
  • 80
  • f/2.4
  • 0.003 sec (1/339)
  • 3.9 mm

2:52 - 2011 by Flickr user lighthack

  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 320
  • f/22.0
  • 0.006 sec (1/160)
  • 18 mm

Sun setting on Peggy's Cove by Flickr user Nancy Rose

  • Nikon D90
  • f/19.0
  • 0.022 sec (1/45)
  • 10 mm

Like a House on Fire by Flickr user Gary Randall


    Maple in the Sun by Flickr user pea g.


    Autumn color of Banff 班夫秋色 by Flickr user Sharleen Chao



    #297/365 Like a dream by Flickr user iPh4n70M



    Fall Colors by Flickr user Noelle Buske


    • Nikon D800
    • 400
    • f/4.0
    • 0.001 sec (1/1600)
    • 90 mm

    Campanula rotundifolia by Flickr user ~ Maria ~

    • Nikon D300
    • 200
    • f/4.0
    • 0.003 sec (1/400)
    • 18 mm

    Jade. by Flickr user Paul Fessey

    • Nikon D700
    • 1600
    • f/22.0
    • 0.017 sec (1/60)
    • 31 mm

    39-52 in a field of magic and wonder by Flickr user D Stop

    • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • 100
    • f/2.0
    • 0.003 sec (1/400)
    • 135 mm

    Sunny II by Flickr user generalstussner

    • Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
    • 200
    • f/4.0
    • 0.003 sec (1/320)
    • 28 mm

    [194/365] by Flickr user emily golitzin

    • Canon EOS 7D
    • 100
    • f/18.0
    • 55 mm

    Sunrise over The Watchman - with lens flare by Flickr user IronRodArt - Royce Bair ("Star Shooter")

    • Canon EOS 6D
    • 100
    • f/2.0
    • 1/4000 sec
    • 50 mm

    Glorious Imperfections by Flickr user Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

    • Nikon D90
    • 200
    • f/7.1
    • 0.005 sec (1/200)
    • 500 mm

    The Egret And The Sun by Flickr user Tomasito.!

    • Canon EOS 7D
    • 320
    • f/8.0
    • 0.003 sec (1/400)
    • 100 mm

    Morning Light by Flickr user Ania.Photography


    Day 160/365 ~ I'm Learning to Walk Again; I Believe I've Waited Long Enough by Flickr user Amanda Mabel


    • Nikon D700
    • 200
    • f/22.0
    • 0.25 sec (1/4)
    • 17 mm

    Dawn - Redux by Flickr user DeeMac


      32311680 by Flickr user Nasey


      "Praise is like Sunlight. . ." (Explored) by Flickr user misst.shs


      • Canon Digital IXUS 70
      • 80
      • f/8.0
      • 0.002 sec (1/640)
      • 5.8 mm

      Untitled by Flickr user Photoforía


      Awake Enough by Flickr user Mark VanDyke Photography

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