A lens flare is the light that scatters within the lens because of unplanned reflection and lens impurities. Often seen as an unwanted effect, many photographers use things like lens hoods and specially coated lens to reduce or eliminate lens flares.
Alternatively, it can also be used on purpose to invoke a sense of drama into an image. Check out these 30 great examples of vibrant lens flare photography to see how lenses flares can be used in beautiful ways. Spring is here, so it’s a great time to experience lens flare photography and improve your skills.