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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 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 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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How can I get better results photographing dry erase boards?

As far as photography goes, I'm less than an amateur. I have a camera my friend (the head of the photography dept. at a local college) recommended to me that I really want to learn to use, but haven'...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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How do I photograph coins with a glossy surface?

I am trying to photograph my coin sets. The coins are encased in a postcard-sized glossy paper that acts as mirror. I need to position my camera exactly on top of the card coin set. Unfortunately, ...
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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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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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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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How to avoid reflection when taking a picture of a ceramic object with a shiny glaze?

How can I avoid the reflection when I take a picture of a shiny object in bright light?
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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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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 do I eliminate lens flare in my pictures?

I have taken a few pictures that show these circles, and I'm getting very annoyed at this problem. Seems most common on sunny days. This particular picture is not my own, but it is a good example 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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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 photograph glass without reflections and shadows?

I'm working on Image processing issue and I need to take picture from automotive glass.the camera is mounted at top and the glass lays down at the bottom. I put a black textile at the back of glass . ...
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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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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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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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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 “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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How can I avoid reflections when photographing into store windows?

I consistently have an issue photographing through store windows into businesses, due to reflections off of the windows. Cars and building behind me always seem to be reflected, no matter the light, ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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What is causing this discoloration of water droplets in bright sunlight?

When shooting whitewater with the NEX-5n, I have noticed an artifact where the surface water reflections are colored purple. The strange thing is, it occurs 90% of the time, but some photos (even ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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How to create candle reflections?

I put some burning candles on a cement floor, and I could see their reflections; so could my f1.8 50mm G lens. Because of the dull background wall, and the floor and the wall together making a ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...