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Portrait 4

Theme: Meet Miss Soares

Damn light flare!!!!!!!! anybody know how get rid of it. Its the blue appearing on the image on half her face, I tried to take it off, but it wasn't happening, so I decided to leave it. any ideas on how to remove it?

Portrait 4

Theme: Meet Miss Soares

Damn light flare!!!!!!!! anybody know how get rid of it. Its the blue appearing on the image on half her face, I tried to take it off, but it wasn't happening, so I decided to leave it. any ideas on how to remove it?

comments (10)

  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 16 Feb 2007, 06:39
It has some sadness about it...not sure why. I do like it, not sure about the light fractionation, one minute I like it the next I see it as artefact. Lovely expression to capture though.
sk: yes the atmosphere is a bit sad, thanx Simon
  • Saratu
  • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 16 Feb 2007, 12:12
I really like this, shame about the light flare. I am not sure how you can get rid of it. if you find out please share. She does look quite sad though.
sk: yea she does, which was what we were going for
I can't think of anything you can do within photoshop to lose the flare, only with the positioning of the subject and the lighting itself. You would need to have the light from a lower angle behind her and one from above to get a similar effect I think you were going for. I think it really would have been beautiful if not for the flare.
sk: thanx Laurie, shame about the blasted flare
  • Sola
  • nottingham
  • 16 Feb 2007, 14:22
Don't know about removing the flare, but thats some stong light you used, F18!!
sk: yea they are about 750W and i wasn't using them at full power
You could just paint the picture different colours..
sk: thanx Etomi, but somehow i'm not sure that will work, i'll give a try though
nice...
well yeah, light flare kinda mucks it up but its a really good shot otherwise...
The light flare is caused by the extreme strong light shining straight into the lens. Actually i believe it has to do with shining right on the lens barrel inside. The hexagon i caused by the diaphragm (does that word exist in proper English?)

You can prevent it by trying to use a lenshood, not getting the strong light directly into the camera lens

Now how to fix this one is a bit difficult, but proper masking and cloning with the cloning brush and the healing brush, could get you there.

good luck
Very nice shot.
Had a similar problem with the shot http://deji77.shutterchance.com/photoblog/57230.htm. Did more or less as Patrick suggested and well it did reduce it, but....
  • Somto
  • Nigeria
  • 30 Jun 2009, 03:33
firstly lovely picture, for the flare, dont kno how to remove it but u could avoid next time by shootin wit a lens hood or improvisin(holdin somethin like a book just above ur lens in the right position to block the light, or get someone to hold it for u, tricky one but it works)

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camera Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/160s
aperture f/18.0
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 50.0mm
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