There are lot of occasions we will be shooting through transparent glasses. Especially scenes from inside a car or airplane, aquariums, merchandise on display, exhibits in a museum, artifacts and lot more. If we are not careful, we may end up with disastrous pictures.
The following few tips can help you to get the shoots right when you shoot through the glass,
- Use manual focus to get the subject behind the glass sharp. Some autofocus cameras may not get your subject sharp when it is behind the glass.
- Clean the surface of the glass if possible to get the subject clear. Dirt is a major enemy for shots through the glass.
- Shoot from near the glass to make the dirt/scratches go out of focus. This also could take the reflections outside the frame
- Use Polarising filter to remove unwanted reflections of the surrounding on the glass. Rotate the glass element of the filter till you see the reflection going off.
- Do not use direct on camera flashes while shooting parallel to the glass surface. Stay little diagonal to use a bounce flash light from the ceiling or walls.
- Avoid back light as it unnecessarily reveals all the dirt/scratch on the glass
- Check for proper exposure as there may be drastic difference in brightness in the scene. Play with exposure bracketing to settle for something you want.
- You could try HDR imaging technique for high contrast subjects
- Use the best of white balance control to shoot subjects inside glass cases lit with different kinds of display lights.
- Include the frame or the edge of the glass using wide angle lenses to establish the glass if you want to show that you are shooting through it.
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