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Do you have any hints for keeping your reflection out of pictures of things with

  1. WannaB Writer profile image93
    WannaB Writerposted 5 years ago

    Do you have any hints for keeping your reflection out of pictures of things with reflective surfaces

    I shoot a lot of pictures through display or car windows or of art objects with reflective surfaces. When I unload my camera, I see myself inside the picture because of a reflection I didn't notice at the time. Is there any way to prevent this or get the reflection out in an editing program?

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  2. Robie Benve profile image98
    Robie Benveposted 5 years ago

    Hi WannaBwriter,
    try to shoot at an angle. If you stand on the side of the reflecting surface, your image will not reflect straight up, and you may be able to avoid catching it on camera.
    Same thing applies to the flash light, id you stand at an angle from the glass when you shoot, you'll avoid the white spot of light in your pictures.
    The tricky part is getting a good composition in the photo while avoiding the reflection.
    Hope this helps. Good luck.

    1. WannaB Writer profile image93
      WannaB Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly. Sometimes if you change the angle the picture is off kilter. I simply had to leave out the framed photos that were under glass when I wrote my hub on the Phantom 2 Art Gallery, because taking the picture at an angle didn't work.

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    Squirrelgonzoposted 5 years ago

    I see that this is already covered but I am going to go ahead and reiterate what Robie Benve said anyway because its good advice....

    Try different angles, turn off your flash. (this is how I accomplished my profile image with my motorcycle helmet. I had to try a few different angles and tilt my head a few different ways, but as you can see it paid off!

    The other option is to edit your photo in a program. (i.e. Adobe Photoshop) Although this is harder to do than simply attempting the above, you can accomplish this through a variety of options-to include cropping the reflection out completely.

 
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