Normally, lens flares are the bane of photographers. They create unexpected and generally unwanted artifacts in photographys, and they also make it more difficult to create a balanced composition and brightness. But, lens flares can also be used for creative effects, such as ways to draw the eye, or create interesting focal points, or glimmering reflections.
Check out these creative uses of lens flares in photography.
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