Get yourself a screw-in rubber lens hood (does the FZ50 have a conventional filter thread?) and put it up against the glass to exclude any possibility of reflections..
And don't be afraid to clean the glass!..
Yes it has 55mm threads. thanks just found it, very cheap too.Learning the FZ50.
A polarizor filter gets rid of reflections of glass to. Just turn it until the reflection disappears..
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Matt simpson wrote:.
A polarizor filter gets rid of reflections of glass to. Just turn ituntil the reflection disappears..
True - but costs a couple of stops in what are not always the easiest of lighting conditions. But it's always good to have another option, and the lens hood idea only works within a few degrees of square to the glass. Equally, the polariser only works at a greater angle...
That shot looks pretty good to me, though I doubt it was perpendicular..
Keep the glass at enough of an angle that the reflection of the flash will not be in the image. In other words, the point where the camera is perpendicular to the glass should not be in the image...
Don't shoot at a 90 degree to the glass , cut it in half.use a polarizing filter (removes reflections well but costs light).
Using flash, aim it away from the direction of the lens, toward an opposite wall or the ceiling itself. This is called "Bouncing" & diffuses the light. Essentially forces it to move all over the place,instead of one specific direction. Reduces shadows and reflections. Creates less harsh lighting, giving an even, flattering "look".
Collapsible Rubber hood pressed against the glass works well too. Thoigh some places do not allow such usage..
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