museum advice - dealing with reflections

Started Mar 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: museum advice - dealing with reflections
In reply to idonthaveacoolname, Mar 10, 2013

idonthaveacoolname wrote:

hi all,

i normally use my GH2 with a 25mm 1.4 for all of my museum images. how can i deal with the reflections from the glass cases? Is it camera angle? Should I look into a longer focal length? Can anyone share their best practices with me? Sorry if this question is obtuse!

Polarizer is good but I find getting the camera up against the glass and trying to seal it from stray light (sometimes a hat works, rubber lens hood works great, a coat works, etc) tends to help the most.  You don't want to kill too much light as museums tend to be dark.

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