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How to reduce or eliminate flash reflections on eyeglasses in post?

First off, I know how to do this in the studio. Not gonna happen. This is an obituary photo. Second off, I don't do software subscriptions, so Photoshop is out. I know how to do this in Photoshop: ...
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How do I prevent reflections from DVDs when taking pictures for sale online?

I'm taking pictures of DVD's to sell on eBay, and I get my refection in the pictures I take. How do I avoid this without laying the DVD flat and taking a slanted picture? I am using a Nikon Coolpix ...
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Cross-polarization with multiple lights, multiple cameras on large objects in 360

I'm trying to utilize cross-polarization to eliminate reflections on objects. I use linear polarizing filters on multiple light sources (polarized lights are my only light sources, no bounce lights) ...
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Eliminate reflectivity towards oncoming traffic headlights

I have a couple of adapted commercial CCTV housings mounted on my car roof to do casual facial recognition tracking and license plate tracking. The issue is that the glass on the front of the housings ...
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Black fabric, or material, that is truely non-reflective

I've got a couple of cases where by necessity I am shooting through glass and I cannot use any of the tricks mentioned as answers to questions like this and this. In both cases, I cannot change the ...
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Shimmering waters without reflection

I do my photography in the bathroom (bathbombs, glittery waters, etc) I would like to capture the shimmer trails under the water without the reflection of the water fixtures in the photo. Please help!...
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Are polarizers effective against reflections from glass?

I have seen this question asked here How do I get rid of reflections on vertical glass fronts? I wonder if the same polarizer filters we use for making the underwater look clear instead of the sky ...
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How to digitally remove reflections on vertical glass fronts?

As you can see, the reflections impair the visibility of the objects behind the glass quite a lot. This image is fairly old (2009), so that I can't revisit the site for a better shot. Software: ...
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How do I remove specular reflection from metal and plastic glasses product photos?

I'm trying to take product photos of some eye glasses. The glasses are metal and plastic. For these photos, the LENSES are REMOVED so they do not constitute a problem. I am trying to photograph the ...
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What to look out for when shooting in direct sunlight, causing hard shadows and shiny patches on water?

I am aware that this question might be labelled as off-topic, but the issue bothers for some days now, and I figured my best bet to get an answer is here on this site. Whenever I look at pictures I ...
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Prevent ghosting of sun at sunrise

I took picture of sunrise in the mountain and the sun appear inside the mountain. What the name of this effect? is this ghosting due to high luminosity? how can I prevent it ? My setting was : ...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

I have a Canon m50 camera and use the default lens that came with it, a 15-45mm lens. I work in a company that makes stainless steel products, many of them with glass. So the problem is that there ...
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How to photograph glossy surfaces to show defects more clearly?

I want to take a photo of an Apple Watch to show the scuff marks and the scratches on the watch face. However if I take a short cut and use an mobile phone to take a shot, because of the ...
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Perfect Full reflection from a small puddle possible?

Something like this image for example. Is this possible without any sort of editing? https://www.instagram.com/p/BcWg4HYgRn8/?taken-by=jadgghorayeb
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What is the explanation for the vertical cutoff in this reflection?

Recently I took a series of pictures that include the reflection of a hill on some water. Upon reviewing the pictures I noticed that the right edge of the hill's reflection appears to abruptly end at ...
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Reflected Earth is 1/3 the size of primary Earth in Apollo footage through spacecraft window; why?

In the video Brian Eno on Apollo at 08:20 there is Apollo-era movie footage of the Earth seen through the window of a spacecraft. In addition to the primary, large and overexposed half-full Earth ...
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What can cause a horizontally flipped ghost image when using a monochrome line-scan camera?

What can cause a horizontally flipped detailed ghost image in a monochrome line scan camera? I am new to photography but I have been seeing horizontal reflections in pictures with bright objects. I ...
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How can take a better picture of this creek under bright sun light and dense vegetation on banks?

Here is the first picture with 0 ev, f/2.8 and exposure time of 1/80. Here is second pic with -1.33 ev, f/3.2 and exposure time of 1/150. I think there are several problems with them: 1) It is ...
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What causes these white rings in images taken with Contax T2? Is there a fix?

What are these white rings that have been showing up on my film? How do I prevent them from showing up in images? How can I remove them from existing images?
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How to avoid reflections on glass pane in museum? [duplicate]

I want to photograph objects exhibited behind a glass pane in a museum. How can I avoid the annoying reflections on the glass pane? The example shown here is from the Kunstkammer of the ...
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Cross Polarization: Are linear and circular polarizers compatible?

Can cross-polarization be achieved with two linearly polarized (flash) lamps; one either side of a circularly polarized lens? Lens attachments tend to be circularly polarized, while the PVA sheets ...
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Capturing video from window pane [duplicate]

Often when we try to capture video from inside a bus or car with closed windows, it also captures some reflections appearing in the window. This spoils the video. Is there any way to remove those ...
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How can I best photograph the Infinity Mirrors exhibit by Yayoi Kusama?

I'd like to take pictures of Yayoi Kusama's exhibit, The Infinity Mirrors. This exhibit a collection of mirrored rooms, usually darkly lit. What are some tips on photographing in dark, mirrored rooms?...
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How to properly polarize studio lighting

We've built out a small 3 camera video studio, but we have a big issue. On the wall we have a large TV used for presentations. We have 4 Flolight fluorescent light fixtures hung from the lighting ...
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How can i take a photo through a plane window without the reflection [duplicate]

I am travelling to Greece soon and will be wanting to take pictures out of the plane window. When i have done this before there has been a reflection on it. How can i reduce or prevent these ...
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How to "NOT" photograph reflections on water

Is there any lens filter or any other technique, that I can use to photograph lakes, oceans or any water source, without the reflections on it? Every photo of a water source can be seen with a ...
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Bendy distortion of straight lines in infinite mirror

I was in one of those mirror mazes where they have massive mirrors in a maze structure. However, these mirrors were lined with LED light strips, which were straight, because they were on the edge of ...
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Taking a still life photo of glass bottles with two flashes

I've read some articles about taking photos of glasses and most of them involved three lights. I just have two lights so far, waiting for the new Yongnuo flash before getting a third. However, it ...
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How do I recreate this type of photograph - watches reflected in water

I'm interested in watch photography but it's not something I've done before and wanted some pointers before I started. This is the sort of thing I'm talking about: It's one of several images from ...
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How can I reduce reflections in a glass corner?

I am a photography novice, and am trying to understand how polarizing filters and light reflections work. I'm trying to understand how to reduce reflections in a glass corner. The context is trying ...
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Where is this reflection coming from? [duplicate]

If I shoot directly in to the (sun)light, I get a green reflection in my photos. Is this because of the UV filter? How should I solve this? Camera: Sony A7ii Lens: Sony 55mm 1.8 UV filter: Hoya HMC ...
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Take photos of items inside display case [duplicate]

You are not allowed to push your camera lens onto the glass or plastic display case. Also, the photo should not have reflection. So, how do one take photos of items inside display case?
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How can I photograph reflective surfaces without the camera being visible?

I want to make some grunge maps (surface imperfection overlay graphics for 3D rendering) by photographing flat (not round) real-world surfaces. However, when I try to take pictures of reflective ...
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How can I avoid reflections in windows when using flash?

I'm working a party starting at 5:30 (so it will be getting dark) which is being held in their lodge. It's a big circular room with high dark wood beams, and windows around 3/4 of it. Vendors are ...
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tips to remove camera lens reflection from object

I have several highly polished metallic gemstones of this variety that are domed and the lens reflection covers the metallic pale colored veining that NEEDS to be seen. I tried coating the gemstone ...
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Avoiding reflections when taking close-ups of a wrist-watches dial

I am currently trying to make a close-up of the dial of a wrist-watch. The result I am trying to achieve should look like this: My biggest problem is that the glass reflects almost everything. The ...
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How to reduce reflections on flat lay mirrored sunglasses?

I'm trying to photograph mirrored sunglasses in a flat lay set up but am having too much trouble with reflections. I'm hoping someone can help me with a light setup and any other ideas so I don't have ...
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Is the Mike Pence "Chili" tweet photo photoshopped or just a strange optical effect?

A tweet and an associated photo from the Mike Pence Twitter account showing his family situated at a table in a restaurant has generated some comments on Twitter and elsewhere. Some of the comments ...
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How to illuminate reflective scales on a fish?

I photograph fish, and soon I want to buy an external flash unit. But I'm not sure if I should but one that works off-camera or as a TTL flash. I've used table lamps so far, but the light seems to go ...
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Shoot-Through Umbrella vs. Reflective Umbrella for Product Photography?

I am contemplating between shoot-through umbrella and reflective umbrella for product photography. From my research shoot-throughs diffuse light more producing softer light but less focused than ...
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How to photograph frost and snow sparkling?

Where I live in Maine has a lot of frost and on sunny mornings it sparkles on trees and bushes beautifully. I have tried to photograph this with a DSLR (Pentax K5) but the sparkles are always reduced, ...
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Why is the phone reflected in a photo it took?

I was looking through my pictures and just found this photo I took a while ago: In the upper right corner, there's a reflection of the phone (iPhone 5s) I took the picture with (and you can see a ...
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What's the name of something that blocks reflection on glass in front of a camera?

I have a Contour action camera that I sometimes use on a suction cup mount on glass to record something out a window. (Say, the scenery outside a moving train.) To block reflections on the window ...
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How to remove reflections from double glass windows?

Is there already implementation of the algorithm the removes reflections on windows from photos like described here: http://petapixel.com/2015/05/11/new-algorithm-can-automatically-remove-window-...
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How to prevent reflections from overhead lighting?

I was taking pictures of a desk in an office with overhead lighting. The light reflected off the desk and created shiny spots on the desk so that it wasn't uniform. Is there a way to prevent this? ...
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What could cause this visible artifact which seems to a be a glowing inverse of something outside of the frame overlayed on this photograph?

An acquaintance recently posted an image to FB from his recent trip to the JFK Historic Site asking for an explanation of a visible artifact he states was not visible to the naked eye but was visible ...
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Bulk cropping images of bottles with reflections?

I have a bottle that looks like this The image has a few issues. There is reflection, a green border at the bottom, and you can see the bottom of the lightbox. We have quite a few images like this. ...
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What is the best way to photograph iridescent glitter?

I'm trying to shoot a photo of a textile with iridescent glitter glued onto it, but I can't get enough sparkle from the glitter. Basically a whole strip of glitter appears clear with a few sparkles ...
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How to shoot a reflection in a ball bearing without appearing in it? [duplicate]

I am trying to shoot a reflection of a bearing in a round metal ball. The problem is that in order to photograph the reflection, I am always in the shot. I'm shooting on a white background, and I am ...
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Recognize dry areas by separating diffuse and specular reflections [closed]

This is a machine vision/imaging sort of a problem where we wish to detect dry areas on mostly wet surface. In order to reliably do that we'd like to optimize the imaging side of it. At the moment we'...
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