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Susan  Schwarzell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/12/2003

Removing reflections from glass

I was at a zoo this past weekend getting pictures of the animals and I have a few with reflections of shirts, etc. How can I get rid of the reflection without damaging the subject? I have tried several techniques but nothing seems to work very well.

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4/30/2008 2:57:41 PM

Get a polarisation filter, Susan.

Have fun!

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4/30/2008 3:01:43 PM

Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  Sure will!

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4/30/2008 3:17:33 PM

Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Actually, there's a cheaper, easier solution. Your problem is the reflections seen by the camera in the glass. If you get a rubber lens shade and gently press the shade up to the glass, the reflections magically disappear. If you can't get close enough to the glass to do that, don't wear white tee shirts. Try black.
Take it (refractively) light. ;>)

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4/30/2008 4:00:55 PM


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  Another way is to shoot with the camera at an angle to the glass. Don't shoot straight on. I'm sure that Mark F. will remember the thread where I went into a bar and shot the two ladies standing in front of the mirrors, and we had a minor exchange about them and whether or not they were standing infront of a mirror or a black wall.

Have fun and keep shooting,
Mark H.

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5/1/2008 7:53:40 AM

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