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Old May 12, 2010, 1:10 PM   #1
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Default Photographing artwork in a glass frame!! HELP!

OK - it's a toughy! How do I take pictures of art that are encased in a glass frame? And - make this easy for me please.

I have a Sony DSC-T10 ..

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Old May 17, 2010, 2:56 PM   #2
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OK - it's a toughy! How do I take pictures of art that are encased in a glass frame? And - make this easy for me please.

I have a Sony DSC-T10 ..

Thanks!
What comes to mind but I'm no expert:

- Shoot without flash. Be aware of reflections in the glass.

- With flash on the camera, shoot at an angle to the glass so the flash is not reflected back into the camera lens. You can use the skew feature in a graphics editing program like Photoshop to make the picture rectangular again.

- Set up off camera lighting at an angle to the glass so they are not reflected into the lens. Shoot straight on to the glass for minimum distortion.

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Get a circular polarizer filter. It will help in reducing glare and reflections.
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I do it all the time. Firstly it is a developed technique. Use natural, filtered (slight shade or overcast skies) light. Position the art to minimize any reflections and use a tripod. A polarizing filter is a plus, but it really reduces the light getting to your lens, making the tripod a must.

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