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Those of you like myself who do studio work ( me occasionally). How do you photograph subjects wearing glasses, how do you get round the lights showing in the glasses. What tips do you have?
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I usually 'feather' the light at an angle to the subject, rather than direct light....that usually does it
You can also look at the positioning of lights, do a google search for "the angle of reflection" i think.... Basically, thinking of the fact that the angle of incidence = angle of reflection (think pool table).
Would a polarising filter work to remove the reflections?
Quote: Would a polarising filter work to remove the reflections?
I wondered about this too..
just get them to tip the angle of the glasses down their nose a little and this often works.
Angling the lights or glasses is my approach - also a good cleaning of the glasses as you want to see through them to the eyes. (Sometimes raising the glasses on the nose a bit to get a view through to the eyes too).
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No, a polariser will not help much, unless you are exactly at the correct angle (Brewster's Angle) which is not usually convenient for portraiture.
The way to get around it is to tilt the glasses forward slightly...ie lift the stems off the ears rather than slide them down the nose, and/or angle the lighting such that it minimises the reflection. You will never get rid of the reflection completely as glasses are usually curved, though we used to have glasses with no glass in for just such an eventuality!
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