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    Question Question for all you photographer buffs

    I want to take a picture of my car at night with my headlights on, but I want the lights to look like there flaring and the car to be perfectly clear.

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    Car to be stationary and in detail but the headlights to appear flared, anyone got any answers to how this can be done?

    I know you can alter the shutter speed for moving objects, but the car will be stationary.
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    Hard one with the car not moving...

    Mayve try a long exposure ( atleast a second ) and flashing the headlight quickly.. This might cause flaring but its trial and error really...
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    You could always cheat and just add flare in photoshop....?

    I would add a picture but photobucket isn't working right now
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    The effect you see there is caused by having a long shutter speed and a moving vehicle. The lights on the vehicle appear as one solid white line. You can see another example of this at:

    http://www.ephotozine.com/techniques...trails1201.jpg

    Flare is caused by a strong light source (usually the sun) reflecting off the various bits of glass within a lens. More or less any camera lens on anything much bigger than a disposable camera actually contains several pieces of shaped glass or plastic, and is a result of light bouncing around between these lumps of glass (generally called "elements"). Wikipedia can explain further:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_flare

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    as said above,the effect is just a slow shutter speed... also its a heavily edited image..its been de-saturated (colour taken out) and given a sepia effect (like a warm black and white) so it appears the the lights from cars coming toward you (white) and the cars going away from you (red) apears to be the same colour... the flare from the distant light has been put on using an image editor..just above and to the right of that light looks like the same effect you get when sun shines off of something,but as tis a night pic theres no sun. simple photoshop
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    like this
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    the last one is a photoshop using lens flare filters
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