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How to avoid camera/tripod mirror reflection

by AH360 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:14 pm

Hi all,

I tried a lot of ways, search at the web, but still can´t find an explanation of how to shoot or how to hide camera/tripod from the mirrors.

Is there any techinique to do this or the painfull method of retouching at Photoshop?

I´ll be so gratefull who can teach me this.

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by mediavets » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:03 pm

AH360 wrote:Hi all,

I tried a lot of ways, search at the web, but still can´t find an explanation of how to shoot or how to hide camera/tripod from the mirrors.

Is there any techinique to do this or the painfull method of retouching at Photoshop?

I´ll be so gratefull who can teach me this.

You find some approaches here:

http://www.panoguide.com/search/?s=mirrors&page=1&field=all§ion=forums&when=all
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by klausesser » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:27 pm

AH360 wrote:Hi all,

I tried a lot of ways, search at the web, but still can´t find an explanation of how to shoot or how to hide camera/tripod from the mirrors.

Is there any techinique to do this or the painfull method of retouching at Photoshop?

I´ll be so gratefull who can teach me this.

Basically: when you can see the camera - the camera can see you . . :cool:

A way CAN be to use someg shifting - but not with panos. So you just need to take care not seeing the camera in your viewfinder . . ;)
if that´s inavoidable: retouch it. You might do an extra-shot from the part you´re viewablein from another position - but that´s even
more fumbeling than retouching.
In CS5/6 the "content-awareness" makes it very easy and fast.

best, Klaus
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by AH360 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:31 pm

Thanks mediavets,

Your link was very usefull, found a lot of techiniques and I tried one with the nadir and it was perfect.

Taking some shoots to exercise with some mirrors.

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by AH360 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:11 pm

It not worked so well.

It´s perfect to nadir shoots, but for mirror reflections, even if I just step a little for the side, the perspective of the reflection change a lot.

If it´s a shoot with a normal mirror, not so big, maybe it will work. But I having trouble with room full of mirrors.

Take a look at this example... where is the tripod???

http://www.ayoshii.com.br/lancamentos/360/londrina/talent-residence/swf/tour.html

Still looking for an answer.

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by klausesser » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:43 pm

AH360 wrote:Still looking for an answer.

Believe me: retouching is the best way.

You also can place the camera very close by the mirror and aim it to where you stood. Then compose them. Preferably use the cubefaces.
But that´s a bit complicated. There is no "semiautomatc" way or so to deal with it - it´s "photographer´s craftmansship" :D.

here´s an example: www.360impressions.de/EllerT

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