Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Reducing and removing reflections, part of Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie from a Window.
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…You might notice in the process of testing things and setting it up…and other people staying in the hotel…room, there's smudges all over this window.…The good news is, is that every hotel comes with a free lens cloth.…You just have to go to the bathroom…and there's these great things that are perfect.…Now I wouldn't use it on the camera lens but for the glass window, piece of cake.…You just buff that out.…I just take that out of there, get rid of those things so it's a clean surface.…You don't want a giant thumbprint or an oil smudge getting into your time…lapse because it's really hard to get…that out with post production, if not impossible.…
So that's looking pretty good there.…I'll keep this handy just in case I need it.…And let's take a quick test shot here, just so you see the other issue.…Well, you can even see it without the test shot.…Right?…It's like, hi, I'm right there in the glass.…Now, there's a couple of things you could do here.…One is when you're ready to roll the time…lapse, turn off every single light in the room.…
In this course, Richard Harrington details the steps behind shooting great time-lapses from a window, including how to avoid window reflections and glare. The course also includes gear and file-format advice as well as tips for assembling the shots into a finished movie.
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- Reducing and removing reflections
- Setting up the camera
- Capturing the shot
- Polishing and assembling the shot in Photoshop
- Polishing and assembling the shot in Lightroom
- Fixing problems in post