Tips for shooting very reflective objects?

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  1. jajomo

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    I want to take my "baby" out and get some shots before we trade her in ...not to sad..upgrading to an 09 ...yeah me ;)...and I want to know how to get myself out of the reflection. I have side shots using my zoom that don't show reflections but when I try grill shots...either its me or the not so nice ground. TIA for any help

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    Move slightly to a different camera angle either left, right, up, down or a combination.

    Also put a circular polarizing filter (CPL) on the lens. It will help to minimize reflections.

    Pick a better location that doesn't have dappled sunlight and distracting elements in the background (red truck, street light/wire)

    You could also consider using a tripod and a remote shutter release.
     
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    Thanks for the reply :thumbup:
     
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    Check out THIS thread.
     
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    A circular polarizer for sure. I would take it to a blacktop parking lot or if you can find higher ground where there would be nothing to reflect close by (open field, parking lot, lake) Get down further. Stop waxing the heck out of her!! Makes my Mustang look bad! Nice looking CTS
     
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    Put something in front of your feet to block their reflection. Maybe a white or black posterboard. something big enough to fill up the license plate but not show up on the bumper.
     
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    Thanks I never really looked outside the beginner forum except the just for fun page. I'll read this for sure.

    Thanks for the input about the location and I'm looking at the black cherry paint for my new(er) one. I do love the raven black though ...O the dilemma I'm in...:lol:.
     

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