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Request for thoughts-remedies for a "reflection" in a digital image (1 Viewer)

sbarnhardt

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The camera used in the pictures discussed below was a Nikon CoolPix L820. No filters, etc in front of the lens.

I just this morning was out taking a series of pictures for potential use in a project I'm working on. I found after I got home and transferred the images to my computer, I had an issue with some of them. The issue is what seems to be a "reflection" and/or "light spot" in some of them. These spots are present on shots where I was "shooting in the direction of the sun" to some degree. The more "in the direction" the more prominent the anomaly. It was not present in the ones where I was not pointed in the direction of the sun, or the sunlight was not as bright. I seem to remember from my "olden days" of photography with an SLR, this was something described as a mirror reflection, or a term similar. But I don't remember what was used to help overcome that. Obviously not shooting in the direction of the sun would work, but that's not always possible. Is a filter of some sort what is needed, and if so which one? I also seem to remember a "shade" was what I had on my old OM10 lens. I would appreciate any thoughts and/or suggestions on what to do with this you might have. Examples will be attached to this.
 

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sbarnhardt

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In looking at this further, what I'm trying to say above may be lens flare, which the article I just found mentions using a lens shade to mitigate.

However, I'm still interested in hearing "your" own solutions and/or suggestions!
 

Mono

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It is lens flare, the light bouncing around off the various elements of the lens. A shade will help, but it can add to the image, there are plenty of photo editing tools to add artificial lens flare!
 

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