HOW TO GET RID OF CLARKS ON PHOTOS
One of the most annoying problems in photography can be ugly highlights, which appear at the most inappropriate moments. They are known to occur when a light source hits a reflective surface. This can be seen on any image: from glare on glasses when shooting portraits to reflections on the surface of the reservoir. Do not forget about the windows, glare on them, even if you are trying to take a picture through the window of the car!
No matter why the glare appears, unintentional glare can ruin even the best images. Fortunately, there are several different ways to get around, reduce, and even completely eliminate uninvited hares, to take photos a little less … well, not so bright!
We have translated material for you in which photographer Christina Harman (Christina Harman) shares several tips for reducing glare when photographing.
If harsh sunlight causes glare in portraits or close-ups, think about scattering the light. If you take a lens with you, you can gently filter out some of the harsh sunlight. You can use a reflector or even a fill flash to “return” some of the light to your subjects, helping to fill in dark shadows.
If you are shooting with a flash or some external light source, the reflection of light from another surface (and not from the object itself) can help reduce glare. When using the built-in flash, when it is impossible to turn it in a direction other than the standard, it is necessary to use simple reflectors and diffusers for on-camera flashes. This is necessary to make the lighting softer and more attractive.
If you are photographing a particular object, find out the glare, try to start just to change its position. Slightly moving and placing the sun behind his shoulder, you can certainly reduce the illumination in the frame. You can also try to move the object itself, protecting it from the sun or other light source.
If a problem occurs with glasses, ask your subject to tilt your head away from the light source, this will reduce the likelihood of reflections from the glasses.
Think about another time to shoot.
If it comes to natural light, and the position change does not work, you can return later when the light improves. For example, the height of a bright sunny day is a time that is replete with highlights and reflections. Instead, wait until the sun is lowered a little in the sky for optimal lighting, which is much easier to work with. Also remember that clouds are your best friend, when it comes to lighting, they will help to diffuse light, so the chance of glare will be reduced to a minimum.
Use a polarizer
The polarizing filter is guaranteed to reduce reflections and glare, and also allows you to get brighter and more saturated colors in the photo. If you want to get rid of glare on the surface of water, foliage, stones, or even shop windows, try to wear a polaroid and rotate it until the glare disappears.
If you are photographing a sunset, it is good to use a gradient filter for shooting. With it, you can get rid of the glare and save bright colors, such as the sky.
Use lens hood
A hood can be a good way to reduce glare of one type. These are reflections from lenses. These simple but reliable fixtures are specifically designed to eliminate sunspots, but at the same time let in a lot of light. Having a blend saves the photographer from so many problems in photography.
Create an image of several
As an option, when dealing with unnecessary illumination in the frame – take two images with different exposures and connect them together during post-processing.
Expose one image for the highlighted areas, and another for the rest of the scene. Use a tripod to take guaranteed pictures from a single point of shooting.
Remove glare in photo editor
In extreme cases, you can eliminate the glare during post-processing. Of course, it is impossible to do this if the flare covers the face of the object or the key part of the image, but when the flares are offset and arranged to the side, you can safely remove them using the restoration and cloning tools in the photo editor.
Just accept it
If you can not fix the problem – beat it in your composition. Sometimes “funny bunnies” can add an unexpected artistic twist. Just make sure that the highlights you include in the photo are necessarily intentional and are used to improve the overall composition.