Naysayers of the Orb experience will tell you that they can create orbs, and indeed they can. When photographing and hoping for orbs there are a few things to be mindful of so you don’t capture what I call false orbs.
First, to assure authentic orbs, do not take photos during conditions like mist, rain, snow, wind or dusty conditions. The photos taken in these types of conditions will produce images of seemingly thousands of orbs in picture after picture. Below are some examples of photos taken in these types of conditions.
Second, when doing orb photography never shoot directly into any light source such as a lamp, moonlight, sunlight or even mirrors. These types of conditions will produce lens flair. In fact camera phones can produce a bluish orb like image that many people mistake for orbs. Again, below is an example of this type of false orb.
Thirdly, make sure that the lens is clean. If you think you see have captured an orb take another picture in the exact same way right away. If the orb appears in the exact same spot in the next picture than the image is not spirit directed, it is caused by technology and circumstance.
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