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Shooting Through Glass Panels

 
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May 08, 2012 17:44 |  #1

I recently took a trip to the Minnesota Zoo and snapped some shots. A lot of them I had to shoot through glass panels and the images turned out blue and fuzzy. I was able to correct it to a certain acceptable level in photoshop cs5, but does anyone have any suggestions as to how they approach this. Below is an example of what I was able to do, is there more I can do, or is this the best I can get it?

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May 14, 2012 07:58 |  #2

I have been to the Minnesota Zoo and allot of their glass panels are scratched up or full of handprints, nothing can be done about that. If however you are shooting through a clean panel the main problem is glare and reflections on the panel and this will rob you of contrast. A polarizer will help quite a bit with that but keep in mind you will lose two stops of light with a polarizer.


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May 16, 2012 18:10 |  #3

Also, you'll want to get your lens right up against the glass, if possible - of course, this limits your framing and composition a little bit. You may also want to try bracketing your shots and combining them with a little HDR.

But yeah, most zoos use a glass polymer that's stronger, but also susceptible to scuffs, scratches, and handprints.


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May 16, 2012 22:44 |  #4

I read about getting your lens right up against the glass when shooting, and that helped a lot especially with reflections. Does the before and after look acceptable for a portfolio?


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May 18, 2012 14:22 |  #5

I think it looks a lot better, but maybe a little too saturated for my tastes.


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May 20, 2012 00:04 as a reply to  @ supachim's post |  #6

Taking shots through glass can be a challenge but I quite like these two shots , first one was with the lens against the glass , the second one was from a distance.

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May 28, 2012 17:01 |  #7

supachim wrote in post #14451721 (external link)
I think it looks a lot better, but maybe a little too saturated for my tastes.

I agree it is overdone.




  
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May 29, 2012 14:42 |  #8

lucasmcd wrote in post #14457573 (external link)
Taking shots through glass can be a challenge but I quite like these two shots , first one was with the lens against the glass , the second one was from a distance.

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I like number 2- makes you think!


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