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 Post subject: A little Help
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:47 am 
Hi, this is just an example photo, but if you look at the front headlamp of my car at a recent show you can see my refelection taking the photo, is there anyway in Aperture i can get rid of this, i know i can change my position or use a bigger lens.
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Grill-n-Chill by kiwi-bloke, on Flickr[/img]

Thanks in advance


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:39 am 
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Isn't there a retouch tool?

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I can see what looks like you on the right. Is that a dent on the left just behind the headlamp or a second reflection of you? I was in the same situation and had to start paying more attention prior to the shot.

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I started using this effect: :lol:

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I don't think there is so much to do against those reflections. Stepping further away and using a bigger focal length might get you smaller.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:13 pm 
Hay Hiking Mike thats no dent, i dont have dents in my car :D but i see what you mean, wasnt to worried about that one it was more the headlight one.

Jkstacey, yes there is a re-touch tool but its not that good on chrome.

And thanks Jiko :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:24 pm 
If you were using a flash you'd get the same effect as the twinkle you get on someones eye when they're used. Would it be possible to do the same kind of effect in photoshop on the chrome. A highlight would eliminate the reflection. It would just need to be dead subtle

This is more a question than advice, I don't use photoshop, it turns my brain to mud :-(


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:11 pm 
Yeah thats possible Ian, i'll try that next time.

I dont use Photoshop either but i do use Aperture.


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quick fix attempt:

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Selected your silhouettes but continued the treeline reflection, added some feather, brushed it over with the car's color at 50% opacity, blurred it a bit, blurred the edges, and Bob's your uncle!

If you want to prevent this in-camera, use a polarizing filter :)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:42 pm 
Thats fantastic Citrusper........... but it was the headlight surround i was more conserned about, great job though thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:46 pm 
A polarising filter wouldn't get rid of the reflection in the chrome would it? :?


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Oops. Oh well, same procedure would apply i think.

A polarizer just reduces reflections, it doesn't distinguish materials (I think). In my mind every reflection is essentially polarized light, which the filter should block out (for the most part).

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I don't think a polariser would get rid of the reflection in the chrome, If I wear my polarised sunglasses I can still see my self in the mirror :wink:

It will reduce glare so the reflections on water will almost disappear but I think that's as far as the Dracula magic goes.

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If you wanted to get rid of that refection just use the clone tool in photoshop.


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I know you said change position, even consider lying down so that you are less visible. Might also make for a more interesting photo.
Its probably another one of those things to look at before taking photo.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:38 pm 
Yeah good think Maxjj, i tried lying down once but couldn't up again :lol:

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