Creative Photography through glass
There are many ways of changing the
appearance of a subject. One of the easiest is to photograph through
glass. This can create a whole range of fascinating images with a
minimum of equipment. The technique can also be used to change the
appearance of photographs taken previously, by copying them through
There are several techniques for
photographing an object through glass. The object may be placed on the
glass and backlit, perhaps with a gel under the glass. The object may
be put under the glass; a sheet of plain glass can be spattered with
water to give the effect of looking through a window on a rainy day. An
autofocus camera may not be able to decide whether to focus on the
object or the glass. If the camera has a focus lock, mount it on a
tripod, remove the sheet of glass, lock the focus on the object and
replace the glass.
Such photographs are often taken from
quite close in. a macro lens or extension rings or bellows will allow
really close shots which can often give new effects.
As with any special technique, there is no limit to the effects that may be obtained by exercising a little imagination and being prepared to experiment.
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