A light leak is an area within a camera where light is able to seep in creating a flare or colorful light effect. It basically causes the film to overexpose resulting in a bright spot on your photo. It creates beautiful colors and blends of light that make your photos look really interesting.
Light leaks were traditionally created in old cameras, and were considered flaws due to issues with the camera or camera body. They are now pretty sought after and are often done in post-processing software because many cameras have fixed this small error.
Below are more than 50 photos we found inspiring that have light leak effects in them. If you enjoy the post, please consider sharing it, you can easily hover over any image to pin it.
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