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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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What do I need to know about using a polarizing filter at night?

I am into night photography, and am looking at buying a polarizing filter. What particular advantages and challenges are there to using a polarizing filter at night? reflections from light on ...
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Clear container to take photographs through

Is there any type of clear container that objects inside can be photographed with little to know effect. As in, photographing the object inside the container at different angles is the same (or ...
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How can I photograph a reflective convex cylindrical trophy without reflections?

What I need to do: Take a standard "Product Shot" of an old trophy/cup with writing on that doesn't look a complete mess thanks to reflections What I have available to do it: Two radio triggered ...
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How to take a photo of defects on a mirror?

Taking a picture of a reflected image of object is depicted in this image. Camera focus is on the image of a piece of paper. Besides the depth of field (cheap Panasonic DMC-FX8 in makro mode, compact ...
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How do I achieve the mirror effect with water?

I tried a few times to achieve mirror-like images with water, like this: However, I never manage to take out all the roughness due to waves, streams and so on. I guess these pictures aren't always ...
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What is causing this extreme glossy effect when using a polarizing filter?

I have noted a few times at car shows and events when processing my images that some have what i can only call an extreme gloss effect - OK this car was shiny, but the image looks very striking and un-...
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Is it possible to photograph me without reflections on my glasses?

(I have no experience with photography.) I went to a professional photographer to get a few portraits (primarily for identification documents). The photographer made various test shots, tried ...
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What must I buy to take amazing product photos? [closed]

I'm looking to do some very high quality professional looking shots for my collection of various items. They are not big items, imagine camera collection or lens collection etc. What must I buy to be ...
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How do i set up lighting to photograph a bunch of shoes for a website?

I have a couple of shoes I need to shoot- what would be the most effective way to set up my lights to get well lit products. Many of the shoes are highly reflective which adds an additional challenge ...
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Having difficulty lighting various reflective product packaging- use dulling spray?

Beginning photographer, first post- I'm trying to merchandize and shoot a product composition with a lot of beef jerky packages. The crinkly reflective packaging is proving really difficult to light. ...
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Emphasise reflections [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any filter opposite to Polarizing filter, to emphasize reflections? I know that a circular polariser can reduce reflections from reflective surfaces. I'm however ...
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How to take pictures of reflective spherical objects?

I've always wondered looking at photographs of shiny Christmas ornaments...how were those photos taken without reflecting the photographer or the camera setup? These days, I can imagine that digital ...
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Is this a reflection in my photo?

I can't quite figure out what exactly is appearing in my photo. I was thinking it could be a reflection but I really don't know. This is the full size image, then a crop at 100%. No Photoshop has ...
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Is there any filter opposite to Polarizing filter, to emphasize reflections?

Polarizing filters are mainly used to reduce glare on water or similar surfaces. My question is, are there any filters that do the opposite job? ie that allow the camera to capture more glare or ...
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Why is the focus distance for a mirror image further than the surface of the mirror itself?

When I take photographs of a subject reflected by a surface (water, mirror, glass) I notice that the focussing distance is not the distance from my camera to the surface, but mostly it is close to ...
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Product shot of a vase with decals: reflections obscuring decals

I'm having trouble getting a good photo of a round base vase. It has a shiny round bulbous base with a decal which is being obscured by reflections. I've tried using a number of lights, umbrellas, ...
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How do I photograph water without catching glare from sun?

For fun, I have been trying to photograph a small, fast-moving creek near my house, and I cannot figure out how to take a picture of the creek in good lighting without it reflecting the sun and ...
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How do I eliminate reflection on glass? [duplicate]

When I take a picture through a window, I often see a reflection on the glass. I have noticed that this occurs mostly when it is dark or overcast outside or it is especially bright on my side of the ...