This was one of our recent Instagram posts, but I think it is important enough to warrant a separate blog entry. Creating beautiful portraits or fashion images is difficult enough, but the fun really begins when your model is wearing glasses! UGH! Those reflections from the strobes are guaranteed to mess things up…or are they?

 The reason that you get those charming reflections is one of those pesky “laws” of light: the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflectance. Basically, light will reflect off of a shiny surface (like glasses) at the same angle it hits it. Glasses that are straight up and down are like mini-mirrors, bouncing the reflection of your strobes right back at your camera!

Fortunately, the solution is simple: tilt the glasses SLIGHTLY downward (don’t make it look silly!) and the reflection from the strobes will fall away from your lens—and out of the photograph! MUCH easier than trying to Photoshop the reflections out!


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