Wednesday, June 18, 2014

How to shoot through a window and not get a reflection!

Sorry its been some time since i last posted something. I have been working a lot and trying to get out and do something, However the rainy season is upon us here in japan. SO its a lot of staying indoors and out of the rain. I was able to get away from work and went out with my wife for some amazing dinner in Korean town in Tokyo and on the way back we went through Shinjuku. I have been seeing this shoot that i been wanting to get for a very long time but i could not find the right spot for it. This time i went and found a "good" location for it. Needless to say that it was behind some dirty glass. So i did my little trick that is so very simple it can be done in 3-4 steps.

Step 1: Take the lens hood off of the camera.

Step 2: place lens against glass.

Step 3A: if not does not sit flat against glass, place some clothing that are dark over camera and lens so it removes the rest of the light. 

Step 3B: take photo.

So very simple!!! Step 3A can be a pain but if you got a jacket, just place it over your head and your camera and place your hands over the whole set up to kinda shield the camera away from any lights. this should do the trick.

well here is a little video on how i was able to capture this image.