This Simple Photography Tip Will Eliminate The Glare In Your Pictures
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Travel Blogger
Don’t you just hate it.
You’re in a scenic area but are behind a glass wall or window and can’t get a good picture because of the glare. You’re trying to take a photo while in a car, on a train or from a glass-enclosed observation post such as one at the top of a skyscraper.
What’s on the other side of that window is gorgeous but your photos look like you picked up a camera for the first time.
Your pictures are barely acceptable for your travel blog – you run them anyway because you’ve got to have something – and are certainly not Instagrammable.
“If only there were a better way!,” you exclaim to yourself.
The secret is to hold the camera directly up against the glass. Do not hold it back from the glass or even close to the glass. Press it against the window.
This will completely eliminate any streaks of light and any glare caused by the glass. The quality of the picture will be almost exactly the same as if there were no glass at all.
Secondly, pick a clean spot on the glass. If there is none, attempt to wipe a clear area with a napkin or towel. This only works on one side, of course, because you can’t exactly clean the outside of a window from a fast-moving train or car, or reach around to the outside of a skyscraper.
There is a limit to pressing your camera against the glass. And I’m not talking about the one where you look like a geek to everyone around you (don’t worry, they will be doing the same if they figure out the effectiveness of this method). It’s that you have a limited field of vision.
You can only take a picture of what is right in front of you. You can’t take a picture of something to your right or to your left. To get those shots, you have to move either along the glass or to where that area directly ahead in your view.
Once you use this technique, you’ll be amazed at the difference in the quality of your pictures.