Flare & Glare

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Embracing optical distortions can enhance the feeling of a photo and even create unique compositions that you can only see through a lens. See how you can use flare and glare to add a burst of light to your next photo – perfect for a washed out day at the beach or getting creative indoors.


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多加利用变形的光线可以增强照片的氛围感,甚至创造出只能通过镜头发现的独特构图。如果你计划在海滩度过一天,或在室内进行创作,跟着以下提示了解如何借由闪烁的光线让你的照片更加炫目动人。

Look Into the Light / 直视亮光
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It’s not uncommon to completely avoid photographing directly into your main source of light. This helps prevent unpredictable exposures and harsh contrast, but it’s also ideal for creating lens flare or glare. Placing a subject between you and the light can help you find that sweet spot where it bends and streaks the most.


大多数人会避免直接对着主要光源拍照,防止不可预测的曝光和太刺眼的对比度,但这也是创作耀斑或眩光的理想方法。在你和光源之间放置一个物品,这可以帮助你找到光线反射和散发的最佳位置。

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Experimenting with the sun when it is low in the sky is a great place to start, but artificial lights can also create unique results. Always try different angles to see how it changes the final image.


在太阳低的时候尝试创作是一个很好的起点,人造灯同样地也可以拍出特殊的效果。尽量去实验不同的角度看看它们会如何改变最终成果。

Find Reflections / 寻找反射
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Flare is caused by bright rays of light bouncing between the layers of glass inside of your lens. Finding a reflective surface brings this effect from inside your lens, out onto surfaces within your composition – creating glare. A window, glass table, or even a puddle can reflect light that you can use to create dreamy streaks and stars.


耀斑是指太阳光直射镜头时所产生的一些耀眼的斑点、光迹。寻找一个能让光线反射的表面,窗户、玻璃桌、甚至是水坑都可用于创造梦幻的光晕或繁星般的炫光。

Make it Subtle / 再细致一点
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When used, elements of flare and glare don’t always have to be central to the composition. Trying to control the size of the streaks by shifting your perspective is helpful, but even simply placing the light along the edge of the frame can help create the effect you want without being too distracting.


闪烁的光虽然耀眼,但它们不一定必须是画面的主角。尝试通过移动你的视角,来控制光晕的大小,即使只是将光线沿着框架的边缘放置,也可以帮助你创建想要的效果,而不会过于分散注意力。

Editing Tip / 小技巧

Using the Highlights tool can bring back some tone to otherwise completely blown out areas of flare or glare. This helps reduce the extreme contrast and makes the light feel less harsh.


使用亮光(Highlights)工具,有助于你缓和过于闪烁的光线、耀斑或眩光区域,降低极端的对比度,使光线不那么刺眼。

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