getting rid of glare

Discussion in 'Photography' started by b, Nov 13, 2003.

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    b Guest

    i'm using a digital camera...canon g3. but i assume the glare problem
    is applicable in general photography......

    i am shooting flat artwork,,,oil paintings that have glare. i bought a
    polarizer, thinking this would solve the problem. it doesn't. the
    polarizer eliminates glare if i shoot at an angle. this, of course, is
    not possible when shooting flat artwork, as i must shoot the artwork
    head on.

    how can i eliminate the glare? thanks
     
    b, Nov 13, 2003
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    Ed E. Guest

    Do you have any control over the lighting? If so, put a few lights at steep
    angles from the surface and possibly put a translucent material between the
    light and the picture to diffuse the light a bit.
     
    Ed E., Nov 13, 2003
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    b Guest

    Do you have any control over the lighting? If so, put a few lights at steep
    right now,,,no, but i suspect i will have to change the lighting
    situation. wouldn't a sharp angle to the artwork create a "rake
    lighting" effect on the brushwork?
     
    b, Nov 14, 2003
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    Henrik Guest

    Try two polarized lights at approx. 45 degrees off the camera angle at each
    side. Make sure that you adjust the polarization of the lights to minimize
    glare and put a polarizing filter on the camera. Best is to use a camera
    with manual focus and a standard polarizer so you can tweak the glare with
    the filter as well.
     
    Henrik, Nov 14, 2003
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    Ed E. Guest

    right now,,,no, but i suspect i will have to change the lighting
    If it's not something like an 85-degree angle, it should be ok. Like Henrik
    said, try about 45 degrees. Whatever you use to diffuse the light will also
    help in spreading it out evenly, thus eliminating the shadows around the
    brushwork.
     
    Ed E., Nov 14, 2003
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    b Guest

    i have a polarizer for my camera that is ineffective. this is because
    i have to shoot the artwork straight on. i will try the light
    polarizer, though......thx
     
    b, Nov 14, 2003
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