Sunrise shot by Arul M.



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.

Inside a display case

The following few tips can help you to get the shoots right when you shoot through the glass,

  1. 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.
  2. Clean the surface of the glass if possible to get the subject clear. Dirt is a major enemy for shots through the glass.
  3. Shoot from near the glass to make the dirt/scratches go out of focus. This also could take the reflections outside the frame
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Avoid back light as it unnecessarily reveals all the dirt/scratch on the glass
  7. 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.
  8. You could try HDR imaging technique for high contrast subjects
  9. Use the best of white balance control to shoot subjects inside glass cases lit with different kinds of display lights.
  10. 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.
Inside an Aircraft
Shot from a moving car
Shot from inside a car
Shot from a Giant wheel cubicle
Shoot though Glass – Tamil Video

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Shot by our alumni Dinesh S.M

Dinesh S.M. has completed his Basic and Advanced Photography weekend courses, Image Post processing course and has also participated in a few special workshops in Ambitions 4 Photography Academy to develop his passion towards Photography and to fine tune his skills. He is now practicing Photography full-time.

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Anand babu of the 78th Basic Photography Weekend batch

Being a part of the 78th batch of basic dslr photography course, I would say this is the best academy in the metropolitan to start ur venture towards photography.
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1. Quality of teaching – No wonder the founder of the institution is called the Photo Guru. Breaking down even the complex answers in the easiest form. Be it any question, u will get a feel that the same question has been asked to him already a thousand times. He comes out with flawless explanation. U will realise in no time what a depth of knowledge he has. Best part is every class is conducted by himself, be it theory or practical. It indicates how serious he is about the job even when he was conducting his 78th batch.
2. Course objectives – It is framed in such a way u just start from the scrap and build it slow and steady. U will realise in no time that you are getting a hang of it. The theory and practical sessions are well balanced.
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TRYVA Workshop 2019

Mr.KL Raja Ponsing, founder and director of Ambitions 4 Photography Academy, Chennai conducted a Special Studio Lighting Workshop in Trichy, organised by TRYVA (Trichy Videographers and Photographers Association) on 5th March 2019. The workshop was a great success with hands-on Practical sessions. The portraits were shot using simple lighting equipment like Speedlights (Godox V860).

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Mr.KL Raja Ponsing share’s his thoughts about the workshop

“இன்னும் ஒரு பயனுள்ள நாள்…! மார்ச் 5ஆம் தேதி திருச்சியில் நான் நடத்திய ஒளிப்பட பயிற்சி பட்டறை..! திருச்சி மாவட்ட வீடியோ மற்றும் போட்டோக்ராபர்ஸ் அஸோசியேஷன் ஏற்பாடு செய்திருந்த ஒருநாள் பயிற்சி. புது தெம்புடன், மீண்டும் திருச்சி ஒளிப்பட கலைஞர்களை சந்தித்து எளிமையான ஒளி அமைப்புடன் உள்அரங்கில் அழகான படங்கள் எடுப்பது எப்படி என்று விளக்கினேன்.

பங்குபெற்றவர்கள் ஆர்வத்துடன் என் விளக்கங்களை புரிந்து கற்றுக்கொண்டனர். ஒளிபடமெடுத்தலின், இன்றைய சவால்கள், தொழில்நுட்பங்கள் என பல விஷயங்களை பேசினோம். நம் துறை சார்ந்தவர்களை சந்திப்பதும், துறை பற்றி நிறைய பேசுவதும் என்னை பொறுத்தவரை ஒரு புத்துணர்ச்சி தரும் நிகழ்வு. ஒளிப்பட பயிற்சி பட்டறை முடிந்து திரும்பும்போது ஒரு நிறைவான, மகிழ்ச்சியான உணர்வுடனும், அனுபவத்துடனும் சென்னை வந்தடைந்தேன்.”

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Some pictures shot during the workshop demo

Mr.KL Raja Ponsing with the organisers and participants of the workshop

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