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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 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 "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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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

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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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 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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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 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 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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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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How can i take a photo through a plane window without the reflection

There are several things you can do in order to minimise reflections: Shoot as close to the glass as possible, but don't touch the glass, the vibrations will cause you to have a shaky photo. Prevent ...
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Perfect Full reflection from a small puddle possible?

Yes, it is possible. The key to getting the reflection to mirror all of the subject at the same size is to shoot at as low an angle to the surface of the water or other flat, reflective surface, as ...
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How to photograph glossy surfaces to show defects more clearly?

How can take a photo of the watch face that can shows the defects? To see defects, it's helpful to use Live View and change the angle of the object until scratches "light up" (they will appear ...
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How do I remove specular reflection from metal and plastic glasses product photos?

I. You can not remove EVERY specular reflection. Light bounces, that comes with the concept of Photo-graphy. Imagine you are taking a photo of a mirror, eliminating every reflection would mean every ...
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Are polarizers effective against reflections from glass?

Light travels following a wavelike path. Water waves on a pond travel in a similar manor however, water waves undulate up/down whereas light waves freely vibrate in every possible plane. Such light ...
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Black fabric, or material, that is truely non-reflective

The usual photography suspects - materials such as Duvetyne - are meant for reflection control on-set or as backgrounds. The fabric is dark enough that you can use them in conjunction with the inverse ...
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