What causes random colored-light circles in various photos?

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  1. james.goetz

    james.goetz TPF Noob!

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    I've seen photos with apparently random colored-light circles.
    What causes that?
    And what can prevent that?
     
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    are you talking about flare?
     
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    Sounds like lens flare. It's caused by light bouncing around inside the lens & camera.
     
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    It is either lens flare or caused by a UV filter. If you aren't using a UV filter, it would be lens flare.
     
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    Thank you for teaching me that I asked about lens flare.
     

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