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Glass refers to the material that most lenses are made from. It is also a slang term for lens.

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How can I take pictures through a skyscraper, airplane, or train window?

I find that I take a lot of pictures through skyscraper and vehicle windows (those that are impractical or impossible to open). There are all kinds of problems with taking photographs through windows: ...
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How do you photograph artwork in a glass picture frame?

I'm trying to sell a picture of a piece of artwork for charity, and I'd like to photograph it. It's in a glass frame with lots of glare. Any ideas of what I can to to photograph it to look the ...
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Is there development in the world of lenses?

Now, I'm not an expert, so if this post makes you laugh, you're welcome. Still, as far as I know there are basically two components that determine the potential quality of a camera's photos: Sensor ...
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What are the downsides to framing without glass over the print?

I hate seeing the reflections of bright lights on my framed prints. (Actually, anybody's prints!) I'm about to frame this season's work for the gallery and I'm considering leaving off the glass. I can ...
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How to take nice shots of glass-facaded buildings?

I need to take photos of some buildings which have glass facades as a building shell. They have around 10 floors. What lens, composition, lighting, time of day are appropriate for this kind of ...
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How to reduce glare from glass during photo editing?

I have taken a picture of a person standing inside the house via a window. being outside, of course there is glare. I don't mind the glare as an artistic item, but wondered if there is a way to ...
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How do I work with ice and a glass bottle for a product shoot?

I have a bottle of vodka that I want to have the effect of being frozen with shards of ice on it. If I lived in Alaska where I could leave it outside and drip water over the top every hour or so, ...