File name: abIMG_0182watchnoreflections01.jpg
File size: 300.69 KB
Exposure time: 1/500 seconds
F stop: 8.00
Focal length: 11.10 mm
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Additional Information:
Here, you can see that the watch crystal is free of reflections but the image is still not perfect. You can see reflections of the photographer in the shiny bits of the watchband. There are at least a couple of things you can do to prevent this. You can make the enclosure more enclosed. This will hamper access to the items but it's virtually foolproof. If you want to make the front half of the enclosure tent-like (using a white cloth to cover it), that would also work well. If you don't want to make the enclosure fully enclosed, you could cover yourself and the camera with a white drape/cloth. You could also reposition the watch so that the reflections are minimized.

This is a copy of the image above that's been manipulated in the GIMP using the 'curves' tool (to be covered later). It's generally better than the original. As is mentioned elsewhere in the tutorial, as long as you get a good clean original (in focus, well exposed, no blown highlights...), you can manipulate the image and make a mediocre image much better.

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