Tips to Minimize Unwanted Effects
There are a few simple tricks to do if you want to avoid harsh flares or ghosting.
Before capturing an image, especially in scenarios with dominant light sources, try adjusting your brightness by underexposing the image with a lower ISO or higher shutter speed count. This simple modification can significantly reduce flare and ghosting effects. And while manual adjustments aren’t possible on your phone’s native camera app, we suggest downloading our Moment Pro Camera App for additional manual control (available for iOS only).
Move Your Body
A slight shift in your shooting angle can also significantly reduce unwanted optical effects. Move your body around to avoid harsh flaring from the sun, and use your hand or a lens hood to shield direct light. I often do this with my larger DSLR camera; no glass is entirely free from the downfalls of bright shooting conditions!
Use a Wider Focal Length
And remember — focal length can also impact the lens flare effect. Typically, wide-angle lenses are less prone to flare compared to telephoto lenses. If you use a smaller aperture, the lens flare becomes more noticeable. To reduce lens flare for your mobile lens, try shooting with a wider camera aperture using the Moment Pro Camera App, or switch to a mobile lens offering a broader scene, such as the Fisheye 14mm or the Wide 18mm.
Many software applications offer a chromatic aberration removal tool, such as Lightroom. It’s as easy as a simple click; instructions are below:
1. Import your photo into Lightroom.
2. Navigate to the 'Develop' module.
3. Open the 'Lens Corrections' panel.
4. Check the 'Remove Chromatic Aberration' box.
5. Adjust the sliders, if necessary, to perfect your image.