How to avoid reflection from windows?


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lunas

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I would like seek advice on how I can minimize reflection on this picture if I want to shoot from this angle?

Subject was lit from flash light bounce from ceiling. Will a polarizer helps?

 

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What I learned is to shoot the subject in a angle instead of taking straight shots if behind is a glass window like what you have encountered. I don't know whether a CPL works here. Let the experts here answer the question on CPL...

You using a flash gun as well? The best place for the subject to stand maybe extreme left/right of the window.
 

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If you could just light the subject alone it would greatly help, cos now you're bouncing and lighting up the whole room, the reflection sees whatever's thats in the room.. CPL should also help..
 

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A polariser will definitely help to reduce the reflection, but probably won't eliminate it. How about using a reflector instead of bounced flash light?
 

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What I learned is to shoot the subject in a angle instead of taking straight shots if behind is a glass window like what you have encountered. I don't know whether a CPL works here. Let the experts here answer the question on CPL...

You using a flash gun as well? The best place for the subject to stand maybe extreme left/right of the window.
Thanks for sharing Spaniard. However, this is the best angle to cover the scenery behind.

Sure. i will put that on on the the next shoot.

If you could just light the subject alone it would greatly help, cos now you're bouncing and lighting up the whole room, the reflection sees whatever's thats in the room.. CPL should also help..
Jeremy, you have a point since the room is surrounded by white walls, light could have bounced everywhere causing reflection.

In this case, I should use off camera flash and position it in front of the subject.

A polariser will definitely help to reduce the reflection, but probably won't eliminate it. How about using a reflector instead of bounced flash light?
Reflector may not work. Because I am shooting against back lighting, the light reflected from the reflector may not be strong enough.

Thanks Numnumball.
 

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