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Old Aug 17, 2012, 9:44 AM   #1
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Hello,

I was recently sitting outside a cafe holding my sunglasses and I saw a very different angle for a photo that looked interesting.

The angle I was looking at showed the shop sign bowed in my sunglasses lens...I thought it looked great, but when I tried to take a picture the image from the sunglasses lens was gone and the photo only showed a pairt of sunglasses in my hand...not a great photo in itself lol

I use a RICOH CX4 on the basic (green) setting...Any ideas please ?

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Old Aug 17, 2012, 2:26 PM   #2
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That reflection was probably much darker than the rest of the scene, and the camera exposed for the overall lighting. This would leave the reflected image too dark to see well.

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Old Aug 18, 2012, 5:16 AM   #3
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OK Thank you for explaining why it wouldn't take the picture.....So what adjustments would I need to do to take a photo in my glasses ?
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If you have the zoom capability, you could zoom in on just the glasses to set the exposure, and lock that exposure in using the AE lock function, (I am completely unfamiliar with your camera, so can only give generic advice) then zoom back out to frame the shot.
Another way would be to use a few steps of +EV, which will brighten the overall picture, and should bring out the details in the darker areas. If you are using the LCD instead of a viewfinder, you should see the scene as the camera will capture it, and adjust to get the correct exposure.

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Old Aug 19, 2012, 3:12 AM   #5
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I'll give that a go, and tell you how I got on.....If ever there is any sun over here in England ever again!!! lol I'll try it later today ,thank you again :-)
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