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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

In a reflective surface, the reflections are of the surrounding area. 1. The bigger the object the bigger space you need So, in your case, you need a really big space clean, let's say painted on white,...
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How to photograph frost and snow sparkling?

Much sparkling is due to stereo vision, which is also why the glistening of metal is hard to capture in photographs that are not stereo pairs. Diamonds reflect and refract light glint differently to ...
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How to photograph frost and snow sparkling?

I am limited on this answer because I live in a warmer climate. The sparkles are given by an exact reflection. You see a lot of sparkles because you move a little, so you receive a reflection of ...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

Two basic techniques for dealing with reflections on glass should be known, albeit they will only reduce, not totally eliminate them - so for formal product photography, the advice about using an all ...
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Are polarizers effective against reflections from glass?

CPL filters do not differ in their photographic properties from linear polarisers; they are merely friendlier to metering and autofocus. But in essence they are just linear polarisers with a ...
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Are polarizers effective against reflections from glass?

Yes. Here's an example image with very similar conditions to the post you linked to. In this case they are using a circular polarizing filter: Shown in The Mighty Circular Polarizing Filter Explained ...
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Is the Mike Pence "Chili" tweet photo photoshopped or just a strange optical effect?

It is simple geometry and does not involve any editing. You may see upon closer inspection that Mike is taller than the woman sitting aside and she also sits somewhat behind. Photographer stands ...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

I use for reference the first half page of hits when I search "product photographs industrial refrigerator"… You'll notice the very first thing you are going to need is a white room, or if budget is ...
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How to photograph frost and snow sparkling?

Take video instead. A sparkling effect is inherently time-dependent, with tiny points of light appearing and disappearing with even the tiniest bit of motion. A few seconds of video would convey that ...
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Why is the phone reflected in a photo it took?

Looks like a reflection from glass. You probably took this image from inside or through a glass barrier. At least you did not use flash, otherwise you would have just seen a big bright blob.
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How to "NOT" photograph reflections on water

Use a polarizing filter, which will filter out light polarized in a certain direction (turn the filter until the desired effect is achieved). This works, because reflected light is polarized in the ...
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How to digitally remove reflections on vertical glass fronts?

Although I am not a Gimp User, but the process I use in Photoshop will most likely be very similar and it should not take more than 5 minutes to reach a satisfactory result. I will start with the ...
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Avoiding reflections when taking close-ups of a wrist-watches dial

Suggestions to let the watch reflect less light: You can use a dulling spray of clear lacquer from the art store. You can use a mixture of water and talcum powder and spray this over the watch. ...
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How to "NOT" photograph reflections on water

If you want to get the effect without photoshop trickery there are couple of factors to think about. Generally reflections off of medium boundary (like water) are governed by Frensell equations that ...
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Avoiding reflections when taking close-ups of a wrist-watches dial

In some product shoots they remove the glass cover. Period. But as you can not do that, make one light setup with all the surrounding lights, forget the glass cover, and make a second shoot covering ...
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How can I photograph reflective surfaces without the camera being visible?

Put your glass vertically so that you can see through it (A). Put a piece of black cloth far away behind the glass (B). Put a flash on top of the glass, almost (C). Use some cardboard or some ...
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Take photos of items inside display case

So, how do one take photos of items inside display case? A circular polarizing filter will help you reduce reflections. You don't necessarily have to push your lens up against the glass -- just ...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

With reflective surfaces you do not remove the reflections. Instead, you give it something pleasing to reflect. That's what the white room/walls do... they provide a continuous smooth white reflection/...
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How to digitally remove reflections on vertical glass fronts?

I could come up with the following using Gimp: As you can see, I only removed the reflection at the word "Erkner". You would probably get better results using a RAW version of the photo and ...
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Avoiding reflections when taking close-ups of a wrist-watches dial

You could also invest in a good Circular Polarizer (CPL), which removes/reduces reflections and glares like a charm. Some examples to see for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhT05YQD4DM (...
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How to photograph frost and snow sparkling?

You might try a "Starburst" filter? I know they were available years ago from "Cokin" I think. Basically a clear filter that had a very fine pattern of crosses etched into its surface. Perhaps if you'...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

I'm going to take an oblique approach to answer what I infer to be the implied question, "how does my company get good product shots of large appliances with large glass doors?". When you say, the ...
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What to look out for when shooting in direct sunlight, causing hard shadows and shiny patches on water?

The answers to the linked question address two technical problems, angle of incidence and polarization associated with specular highlights. You should also worry about the clouds, they are way too ...
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Why am I getting weird circular lines below my product lit by a speedlight?

The problem is that your speedlight is pretty close to a point source light. You need a large diffuse light source, such as through a diffuser, umbrella reflector(*), or using a light tent. Pardon my ...
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How to make CDs not reflect?

If they do not reflect you will loose the effect of have them as backdrop, but: make them to be not parallel on the camera/flash use offcamera flash and move it on side use on camera flash and "...
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How to photograph frost and snow sparkling?

Another reason why it is difficult to see snow sparks in photographs is the limited dynamic range of a camera. Sparks are very bright (being sun reflections) and they most often appear blown out over ...
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Avoiding reflections when taking close-ups of a wrist-watches dial

Use some 'flags' (pieces of card). Move a black (or white) flag around to cover where the relections are. Use a white flag to reflect the light into the side of the watch with the shadow. Sometimes ...
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How do I recreate this type of photograph - watches reflected in water

I shoot a lot of product photographs and can assure you that producing such an image with intermediate photoshop skills is not particularly difficult. About the only thing that may have been actually ...
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Taking a still life photo of glass bottles with two flashes

You can get to the desired result with post processing of pictures taken at different lighting conditions. You must make sure the camera is mounted on a tripod, and that nothing in the scene moves. ...
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