Danny
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Shooting Thru Glass - Please Advise

Fri Jun 20, 2003 12:26 pm

How to make a good shot thru a window. How to avoid reflection? And last but not least - how to get it accepted here  Smile

Thanks in advance
Daniel
 
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RE: Shooting Thru Glass - Please Advise

Fri Jun 20, 2003 12:55 pm

Yo Danny,

Get up close to the window - if you see and feel the reflection - well , you know what I mean. Sometimes the reflection is unavoidable - other times you can cheat it and win. Good luck !!

Ya know what I mean?

Many of us are addicted to having our photos accepted here - It is fun to capture airplane photos and share. Keep having fun and sharing the photos that are worth sharing....

Also, have a great trip home.
 
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RE: Shooting Thru Glass - Please Advise

Fri Jun 20, 2003 2:27 pm

Hi Daniel,

U might want to watch out for double images too. As mentioned, try to get AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE, which means u might even have to place your lens directly on the glass...... U wont notice the double images until its sometimes too late.

Cheers
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RE: Shooting Thru Glass - Please Advise

Fri Jun 20, 2003 3:13 pm

aloha dani,


sometimes a polarizing filter can do miracles ..... , otherwise, i only can recommend, what the two guys ar saying above: get as close as possibel to the window.

cheers robin
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RE: Shooting Thru Glass - Please Advise

Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:12 pm

Also, try to ensure you are as close to 90deg (perpendicular) to the window as possible - this helps to cut down on both reflections, and the nasty effect of the glass to make the shots look "hazy".

You will almost certainly have to correct for a bad colour-shift when you get home. Many terminal windows look clear to the naked eye, but when really they are often VERY tinted. At Stansted for example, it is always necessary to remove the heavy green tint (note the green windows in the opposite pier):

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Sometimes (when shooting at an angle less than 90deg), you can hold a hand or something up to the window to cut down on stray reflections.

Have fun!

TZ
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RE: Shooting Thru Glass - Please Advise

Fri Jun 20, 2003 5:50 pm

Do NOT wear white or very light colored shirts - wear black if you can (seriously!). Last thing you want is your own reflection in the glass complicating things.

Andy
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RE: Shooting Thru Glass - Please Advise

Sat Jun 21, 2003 1:03 am

Nobody has suggested the following: Put your lens directly on the window, it works of course best if you are pointing towards a subject which is located directly infront of you.

Hope this helps you,
Tim
 
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RE: Shooting Thru Glass - Please Advise

Sat Jun 21, 2003 4:58 am

It may sound crazy but what i have done on more than one occasion is to cup my hand over the top of the lens kind of extending the lens hood and keep it there ( with the lens right up against the glass ).... it does work as the reflections are well and truly cut out , examples below..


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cheers all Tony

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RE: Shooting Thru Glass - Please Advise

Sat Jun 21, 2003 5:18 am

I have held up dark material (paper, fabric, or whatever) to block reflections as my son takes photos (at an angle) through terminal windows. I've thought he should keep something in the camera bag for such purposes, as it seems to work quite well. I'd pick something very dark, non-translucent, and non-reflective.
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RE: Shooting Thru Glass - Please Advise

Sat Jun 21, 2003 5:24 am

I find that a lot of airport windows are discolored, and that you have to make adjustments in Photoshop afterwards, usually by lowering the green or blue levels in the color balance.

Anyone else get that? At least it's easy to fix.

Phil Derner Jr.
 
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RE: Shooting Thru Glass - Please Advise

Sat Jun 21, 2003 5:48 am

Phil ... you are spot on .... the original pics do need a bit of tweaking... there is always some sort of either blue or green haze to the glass typical... no consideration for us photogs

...although the SAS 767 is straight from the camera no tweaks at all i was very lucky !



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Tony

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