What is the name of that unwanted light effect that happens mostly when there's a light source coming from above (the ceiling) and creates an ugly beam or glow into the frame. It's not a lens flare. Lens flares can look nice, this one never does. You see it sometimes even in big budget movies especially when the camera is moving, for example down a corridor with lights in the ceiling. Does it have a name? How to best avoid it?
Name of unwanted light effect?
Posted 28 March 2015 - 10:15 AM
Either that's a soft flare (soft light flaring the edge of the lens) or a gate flare (light reflecting off of the shiny edge of the gate around the sensor/film).