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    Graduation Day

    Need an expert's tips and advice how to remove the flash reflections on glasses as appeared in below photo #01. This is just a record shot of my eldest son's graduation took last night, as I find it's a little distracting. To others your C&C will be helpful and appreciated:

    Graduation Day#01
    Camera setting: EOS 7D, EF17-40, Manual priority mode, Focal length: 17mm, ISO 1600, f/4, 1/60sec, Speedlite 580EX II, Time: 7.35pm

    Graduation Day#02
    Camera setting: EOS 5DII, EF70-200 F/4L IS, Manual priority mode, Focal length: 70mm, ISO 1600, f/4, 1/40sec
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    Re: Graduation Day

    Good exposure and well taken.

    As far as I know there is no easy way of removing the flash reflections. Burning just makes a dirty grey blob. The approach I have taken with similar photographs is to clone with mode set to darken and transparency set to about 30% and repair on a duplicate layer. You need to clone from areas that will give you the image you need and involves being a bit of an artist. If the glasses frame needs cloning you can repair it with the mode set to normal and the transparency much higher. It is laborious but you will surprised at how good you should be able to get it. If the repair looks to strong simply reduce the layers opacity so it looks natural.

    I have not needed to do this since I had content aware fill available so if I was doing it now I might be tempted to see if it could help but I doubt that it would of much use.
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    Re: Graduation Day

    Quote Originally Posted by pnodrog View Post
    Good exposure and well taken.

    As far as I know there is no easy way of removing the flash reflections. Burning just makes a dirty grey blob. The approach I have taken with similar photographs is to clone with mode set to darken and transparency set to about 30% and repair on a duplicate layer. You need to clone from areas that will give you the image you need and involves being a bit of an artist. If the glasses from needs cloning you can repair it with the mode set to normal and the transparency much higher. It is laborious but you will surprised at how good you should be able to get it. If the repair looks to strong simply reduce the layers opacity so it looks natural.

    I have not needed to do this since I had content aware fill available so if I was doing it now I might be tempted to see if it could help but I doubt that it would of much use.
    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for your comments and your valuable advise. Will try that if any different otherwise I shall leave it as it is. Great! I appreciate!

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