November 8th, 2016
Mike in Southern CA says:
Okay I have a question for everybody. When shooting a bathroom some of them are covered in mirrors. How do you guys get rid of the camera in the reflection? Or work around it. I hate Photoshopping my camera out of a mirror
Yes, it’s a nuisance to Photoshop things out of images but the reality is, to get the best shot of some bathrooms Photoshopping the camera out of the image is the best way to go. It is not difficult. I find that by spending 5 or 10 minutes in Photoshop, I can get a much nicer, straight on shot of some bathrooms that I like much better than shooting from some wonky angle to get my reflection out of the mirror.
Sometimes you can put something, like a vase of flowers in front of the camera, but that’s a long shot. If you are thinking ahead to your post-processing, you can simplify the job of just taking the camera out of the shot.
Here are the basic steps:
- When you are setting up the shot, think carefully about what you can do to simplify your job in Photoshop.
- The trick is to make sure there is a simple background behind the camera so the camera can easily be cloned out.
- If there is a simple blank wall behind the camera it makes it easier to just clone from the surrounding area.
Does anyone have any magic formulas for bathroom mirrors?