Picture Help

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by beckyhoper, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. beckyhoper macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2008
    Hello All!

    I am new here and I am an amateur photographer looking for some help.

    Whenever I take pictures by candlelight (regardless of the camera settings---at least that I can tell), I get this "phantom" flame in my picture. It looks like a reflection, but it isn't reflecting off of anything that I am aware of. Any words of advice or information regarding why this is happening and how I can correct it (besides Photoshop) would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
  2. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    It's a reflection from the inside of a lens element, or a front filter if you have one on. Taking off filters helps to reduce the flare, otherwise you'll have to experiment with distance and angle to try to eliminate it.

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