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    Taking a Photo through glass?

    Hi,

    I love looking a Photos but i hate taking them as i am useless and they turn out rubbish!

    I was wondering if anyone has a tips on how to take a photo through glass. How do i avoid reflections and what if i need flash. How can i make it so they look like your not doing it through glass please?

    I took this phone 4 weeks ago in Brisbane Airport whilst seeing some family members off to the UK. I just did it with pot luck. Its a good picture and i cant tell its through glass at all. I wish i could do this with more pictures!




    Thanks Very Much

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    Use a polarizing filter - problem solved.
    Failing that shoot at a oblique 45 degrees through it.
    Last edited by mattx; 16th January 2011 at 02:04 PM.

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    Also, get the lens as close as possible to the glass, touching if possible. Reduces the chance of reflections to a minimum.

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    If you're shooting through the window of an aircraft another trick is to use the blanket they give you or your jacket as a cloak to stop reflections on the glass. You'll get some weird looks from fellow passengers though!

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    Don't use a flash. if your camera only has auto modes select the views/mountain option and set a high iso (400+)

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    Thanks guys. I will give it a try.

    I just remember i shot this through 2 sets of glass. The first lot was 1 Meter away from me and the other about 20 meters away.

    I will post up my attempts!

    Thanks

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