What are light leaks and why should I love 'em? April 02 2013


Traditionally light leaks are caused by holes or gaps in a camera where light is able to sneak its way into the normally light-tight chamber, exposing the sensor with extra light.


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 This light then diffuses itself into the image in varying degrees.


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What used to be seen as an error is now very much sought after for the creative opportunities it presents!

This can be seen in the rise in popularity of lomographic (or lomo) photography. The Holga range of cameras are a great example of this. They are a plastic camera that's cheaply built but is sought after for its inevitability to let light into the camera.

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 At LightLeakLove we have a series of organic light leak collections which allow you to replicate this look without having to actually have something wrong with your camera or lens connection.


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It's super simple.

By applying these light leaks in post production we give you full creative control of the effect, allowing you to add as little or as much as you want, something not achievable in camera. 


Ok, so now I know what a light leak is...Why the hell should I use 'em?

Light leaks have a great capacity to add a stylistic quality to your video production. They can help to set the mood or vibe and help to make your edit more energetic and interesting.

We understand there are no two same video edits, for this reason we look to provide different light leak solutions to cover the various projects you may have.


If you're interested in trying our light leak collections then check out LightFree!

 this is a free light leak download that will allow you to sample the goods!

So have a go, remember to experiment and most importantly, have fun!


Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns or just want to say hi!


‘Till next time, light it up!
Charlie @ LightLeakLove.com

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