9 incredible tips to take pictures from the other side of the window without reflections

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More than once we have not found an interesting scene that took place on the other side of a window or a window that could not be opened. And we may have doubts about whether or not the picture should be taken because of the reflections that normally occur when shooting behind a glass. Fortunately, there are ways to fix the problem.

A very typical example is a trip by car, train, bus or plane, where at some point you found something to hold on to the other side of the window. Or maybe when you arrived in a hotel room (if you were lucky), you had a nice view of the city, but unfortunately you have no choice but to see it from the other side of the glass because the window is impractical.

9 incredible tips to take pictures from the other side of the window without reflections

In any case, there are many occasions when no other photo can be taken from the other side. This can be the cause of many problems, especially if the image is reflected by the elements placed around the window when we place them in front of us.

To avoid this, you can follow the tips we have collected to help you reduce the reflections as effectively as possible, so you may not even notice you’re shooting through a glass. We go with them:

1. Of course, nothing flash

9 incredible tips to take pictures from the other side of the window without reflectionsIt is such a basic advice that it would not be necessary to say it, but as always there is no idea, it is clear that the use of lightning is the worst idea you can have, because the only thing you have a terrible cause is reflection that will spoil the photo, yes or yes.

If you are a beginner, be careful, because if you use an automatic mode, your camera may decide that there is little light and you need to use the flash by default. Depending on the camera used, choose a semi-automatic mode or turn off the flash.

2. Clean the window well

9 incredible tips to take pictures from the other side of the window without reflections

Another advice that may seem absurd but important. If the glass that you want to take the photo of is dirty, this will logically affect the resulting photo (fixed in the lower right corner of the photo).

If you have it in your hand, you must then thoroughly clean the window to remove any residue. It’s also handy to do it in a wide range, not just in the field in front of the camera, especially if you’re using a wide-angle shot.

3. The sun at your back

9 incredible tips to take pictures from the other side of the window without reflections

To avoid reflections produced by the Astro Rey it is better that its rays are not falling directly on the window in question. Thus, it will always be better to choose to take the photo of the hours of the day when the sun is at your back.

4. Turn off the lights

9 incredible tips to take pictures from the other side of the window without reflections
As already mentioned, reflexes can come from both outside and inside, which is the most common. The thing can get to the point that if you have more light inside the place you are in than out there, you can barely see it behind the glass.
In any case, sometimes you can do nothing (as if traveling in a vehicle) to avoid it. However, if it is a hotel room, you can always turn off the light inside to avoid reflections.

5. Bring the camera closer to the glass

9 incredible tips to take pictures from the other side of the window without reflections

The possibility of reflections on the photos is less surface of the glass to be covered. It is therefore a good idea to bring the camera as close as possible to the glass. If it is a photograph in a room (or a static room), we recommend that the front of the lens touch the glass of the window.

However, if you are in a means of transport, it is still a good idea to approach the glass without touching it so that the vibrations of the movement do not affect the shot.

6. Better shoot horizontally

9 incredible tips to take pictures from the other side of the window without reflections
In the same way you can approach the window comfortably, you can avoid unwanted reflections by placing the camera horizontally on the glass. Of course, this always depends on the recording you want, because it limits the picture settings.

7. Use a black cloth

9 incredible tips to take pictures from the other side of the window without reflections

If the ideal frame forces you to shoot diagonally with respect to the crystal (and you’ve already followed all the previous tips), there’s a homemade trick, but it’s very valuable to eliminate reflections.

A kind of black cloth is used to form a sort of curtain around the camera, which prevents unwanted reflections. To do this, it may be enough with the photographer’s jacket if it has the right tone, although another similar element can be used.

8. Have a polarizer on hand

9 incredible tips to take pictures from the other side of the window without reflections
If you can not control all the items that we tell you, such as: For example, because you visit an aquarium with large aquariums, you can always use a polarizing filter. As you know, it is an accessory that eliminates, among other things, reflections from non-metallic surfaces, water and crystals.

The bad thing is that a polarizer cuts through the light entering the lens in several steps, but it’s another solution that needs to be known.9 incredible tips to take pictures from the other side of the window without reflectionsIf all of the above fail, you can not control an item, you do not have a polarizer on hand or whatever. Our advice is: If you like the scene, take the picture anyway. Think this might be an opportunity to develop your photographic creativity and play with the reflections to get another or original photo.

That’s exactly what happened to the photo you see above. The annoying reflections of the interior lights of the boat in which it was located (after turning to the octopus) were transformed into a creative resource that makes a photograph of a bridge a thousand times immortal.


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