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Eliminating glass reflection

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by nairbf, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. nairbf

    nairbf TPF Noob!

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    We need to take photographs of the furniture in our showroom window. How is it possible to eliminate the reflection in the window? I am assuming a very powerful light of which we don't have or an enormous black cloth to eliminate the other side of the street. Does anyone have more practical suggestions

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You could try using a circular polarizing filter.
     
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    If the reflection is at a 45 degree angle it can be all but eliminated by a polarizer.
     
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    Could you post a larger photo? It's impossible to see what you're up against in that tiny thumbnail.
     
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    It sounds to me like it's not reflections you're battling, but the view outside. Is that right?

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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    or you could hire a professional photographer.

    Reflections are all about the "family of angles". Every shoot pool? Same thing.

    Light: Science and Magic an Introduction to Photographic Lighting, by Fil Hunter. The book will cost you $30 or so, used.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_sc_0_14?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=light+science+and+magic&sprefix=light%3A+Science&ih=11_0_1_1_1_0_1_0_0_1.109_443&fsc=9]Amazon.com: light science and magic[/ame]
     
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    Great thanks for all of your replies. I will try a polarizer first and go from there
     

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