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    Glass Reflections

    I live in a steel and glass high-rise with wonderful views I'd like to photograph by day and night. Becuase of the plate-glass walls reflections are a real problem. Does any have a solution to eliminate these reflections from photgraphs?

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    Re: Glass Reflections

    A polarizing filter maybe?

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    Re: Glass Reflections

    Look out for internal light sources reflecting onto the glass.

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    Re: Glass Reflections

    If you are inside shooting out through the glass you might try getting your lens as close as possible to the glass?

    Maybe getting a full round (as opposed to petal) lens hood and putting it right up on the glass?

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    Re: Glass Reflections

    Oh, please excuse my lack of manners, Safdave.

    Just noticed this was your first post!

    Welcome to the forum.

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    Re: Glass Reflections

    Hello, Safdave! If you're seeing yourself in the glass, wearing black helps. Sometimes, I wear black and, then, have to throw a brown towel over my head (need to get a black cloth so that I'll look properly old fashioned. )

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    Re: Glass Reflections

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    Sometimes, I wear black and, then, have to throw a brown towel over my head
    This we have to see a picture of.

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    Re: Glass Reflections

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    This we have to see a picture of.
    With only the camera lens peeking out? Ah, too bad I don't have two cameras, otherwise, I could. It's just that, photographing glass bell jars, windows, vases, etc., etc., one starts to get innovative!

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    Re: Glass Reflections

    Welcome - I'm new here also but find it really useful.
    Why not post a picture showing the type of problem you are having - may make it easier to suggest ways round it.

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    Re: Glass Reflections

    Thanks for all your suggestions. I've tried a polarizing filter with almost no effect. I've tried bringing the hood up to the glass but the plate glass is so thick there is still a reflection off the outer surface of the glass.

    Here is a shot I took in a darkened room to eliminate internal reflections and the double moon is a result of internal reflections in the glass itself.

    wmu-relections-rs.jpg

    All suggestions welcome.
    WMu relections rs.JPG
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 9th December 2010 at 06:28 AM.

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    Re: Glass Reflections

    I have never found a satisfactory solution to double-paned reflections. I shall be watching this thread.

    Pops

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    Re: Glass Reflections

    Now we can see what you're trying to do, I agree, at that angle, a polariser won't have much effect.

    Cloning out in PP would solve the double moon problem, but not the building

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    Re: Glass Reflections

    for the photographer who would do anything to get it right in the camera.
    I'm sure different sizes are available
    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

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    Re: Glass Reflections

    Quote Originally Posted by Raycer View Post
    for the photographer who would do anything to get it right in the camera.
    I'm sure different sizes are available
    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
    Raycer

    That's one option. Maybe not first choice, but certainly in there as a possibility!

    Safdave - Given the added information (the visual evidence), It's hard to see any possible solution to this. You are aware of all the factors over which you have control and you have considered these. You have no control of the construction of the building and, in particular, the glass used that is causing this problem.

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