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  1. #1
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    Any suggestions for minimizing a reflection in LR3?

    Hi all-

    I was recently taking some photos through a plastic window on the side of a phone booth of kids trying to call Santa. The pictures are great, but there are obviously problems with reflection etc. Are there any tricks or suggestions people have for minimizing the impact of these reflections in the photo in LR? I suspect it will be very difficult, but thought there might be some general advice that might be helpful.

    I did search the LR menus for the 'magic - take better picture' button but couldnt find it.

    Thanks so much.
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  2. #2
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    I use LR3 and find sometimes I can combine adjustments like recovery, and increase contrast (or black levels) to deal with minor reflections. If the reflection isn't over an important part of the image (over a person) you can try clone and heal too.
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  3. #3
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    Cool thanks. In the past I have just clicked and clicked and eventually figured something out, but its good to have some direction.
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  4. #4
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    Use the curves tool and drag the line at the left hand side down till som epixels are pure black, can also drag the line on the right up a bit. a slight S curve.

    Or there may be a button that says increase contrast which will do the same thing but simpler with less control.

    Or use levels tool and drag left edge cursor right a bit.

    Experiment.
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  5. #5
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    If you are game post a reasonable sized version of the original image and lets see what people can do with it for a bit of a challenge.

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    Cool thanks. Is it ok to post jpg? Smugmug doesnt take .NEF.
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  7. #7
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    Jpeg should work for people to play with.

    The prize will be that you email the winner the .NEF file for them to sort out properly.

  8. #8
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    Great I really appreciate it.

    http://mclanahan.smugmug.com/Other/R...33282307_Hzddz

    pw is thankssomuch

    For discussion, picture #1 is the one where you can read the sign, picture #2 is where they are on the phone.

    Thanks again.
    D7000. Nikon 24-70mm 2.8, 70-200mm VRII, 16-85mm, 50mm 1.4G, 35mm 1.8G. SB 600.

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    Looks like you need a password
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawpaw18 View Post
    Looks like you need a password
    That's what the pw is in Thronsens post.

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