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Old 30-11-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default How to photo shoot without reflection?

Wanting to posts some pics and photos in AF. However, always having this reflection problem which is really annoying. Can i have some tips on how to prevent this problem?
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Old 30-11-2011, 10:02 PM   #2
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Hi, if you are using a DSLR, you may try the following below:

1. Try and go as close to the tank as possible as your lens focusing distance allow, say within 10cm of the glass, you may not get reflection of the flash.
2. Alternatively, you can set up a remote flash pointing down from the top of the tank.
3. Use a bounce flash (i.e., the flash pointing away from the tank, say bouncing off the wall). You need to perform trial and error on this until you eliminate the reflections and areas that are under or overexposed in your photo.

Hope this helps!
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Old 30-11-2011, 10:11 PM   #3
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Easiest flashless way to shoot...
1. Have strong tank lights
2. Clean tank glass
3. Turn off all house lights so only light source is the tank light.

Confirm no reflection.
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Old 30-11-2011, 11:29 PM   #4
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or set the camera on timer. stay away from your camera with room lights turned off. this way, u will minimise reflection also
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Old 30-11-2011, 11:40 PM   #5
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theres a polarizing filter you can try on your lenses
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Old 30-11-2011, 11:57 PM   #6
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theres a polarizing filter you can try on your lenses
Polarizing filter only removes certain amount of reflection and not a fullproof method.

Try out my steps. As long there's no ambient lights and only tank lights, sure no reflection.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:14 AM   #7
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Reflections aside, I find that shooting with a prime lens is great too.

Turn on all tank lights, off all other lights, set A to highest (smallest F number) and snap. Trial and error till you get the desired outcome.

I'm not sure if Im doing the correct thing but I find that it produces desirable photos if done correctly.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:22 AM   #8
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Reflections aside, I find that shooting with a prime lens is great too.

Turn on all tank lights, off all other lights, set A to highest (smallest F number) and snap. Trial and error till you get the desired outcome.

I'm not sure if Im doing the correct thing but I find that it produces desirable photos if done correctly.
smallest F number will not have most of the tank in focus rite? I'll go for F11 at least if situation permits..
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smallest F number will not have most of the tank in focus rite? I'll go for F11 at least if situation permits..
I use manual focus.....a bit hard but once u get a feel of it, its pretty easy.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:28 AM   #10
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I use manual focus.....a bit hard but once u get a feel of it, its pretty easy.
but the aperture smallest number means the focus is more in the middle of your focus, or wherever your focus is. The further the other area is away from the focus, will be blurred.. maybe your lens is good. if use my lens smallest aperture F2, will not have all area focused in the whole picture.
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