5 common lens problems (and how to solve them)

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    Lens Problem No. 4: Barrel Distortion


    Problem No. 4: Barrel Distortion

    The problem
    Pictures look like they’ve been wrapped around a barrel, with central areas looking larger than they should be.

    The solution
    Rather than standing close and zooming out, step back and zoom in. You can also fix subtle distortion using Photoshop’s Lens Correction tools.

    For more on how to fix this in post-processing, see our step-by-step guide to Barrel Distortion: how to correct leaning buildings in Photoshop Elements.

    PROBLEM No. 1: Lens Flare
    PROBLEM No. 2: Vignetting
    PROBLEM No. 3: Converging Verticals
    PROBLEM No. 4: Barrel Distortion
    PROBLEM No. 5: Lens Diffraction


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    Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 5:00 pm under Photography Tutorials, Tutorials.

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