How do I make reflections in window glass stand out?

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  1. charchri4

    charchri4 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have a shot I want to recreate to see their faces in the reflection of the glass and have no idea how to do it. HELP!
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Reflections are based on angles.
    You have to be at the correct angle to get the reflection.

    If you stand right behind/above them you can easily see a reflection of them as they are being reflected directly back to you.

    Move around, and watch the reflection from the window.
    Go get a mirror, and test what you see in reflections as you change it's angle to your eyes.
    It's a matter of positioning.
     
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    Thank you. I get the angle part I was looking more for is there something that would do the opposite of an ND filter. Something to make the glass more reflective and less see through. I think if it was darker out perhaps. I thought about having a 2nd shooter shot out side and using a bit of that image in the glass. Reversing the image would be easy enough but I don't know how to figure out what the geometry would be to match the inside view.

    I am going to play with it in a window before I commit to doing the shoot but I wanted to see if I could take some of the guess work out with your experience.
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    That's the answer.
    Their reflection now is overwhelmed by the amount of light from the outside.
     
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    I think The_Traveler is absolutly right. What also helps is a polar filter. By turning it you can reduce or enhance the reflection in the window.

    Best wishes
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    You could also Photoshop the reflections in if you can't get it timed or lined up the right way.
     
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    I am going to play with it in a window before I commit to doing the shoot but I wanted to see if I could take some of the guess work out with your experience.
     
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    You can place a black sheet outside the window, or reset the angle to have a dark solid color in the camera's view through the window and not bright sky.
     

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