Eliminate Eyeglass Glare

Do you have trouble capturing photos of family and friends with eyeglasses? Click through to read how to eliminate glare in camera.

When you photograph someone who wears eyeglasses, you need to be aware of the potential for eyeglass glare. When present, it can completely block out the individuals eyes. Depending on the severity of the glare, it can potentially ruin the photo.

Glare is caused by a reflection of light in the eyeglass lens. The large flat surface area of the eyeglasses catches the light and bounces it back to the camera. Imagine, if you will, using a mirror to reflect the sunlight onto a pile of leaves. In this case, the mirror acts as the eyeglasses and the leaves act as the camera. If the angle is right, the leaves will heat up and catch fire. If the angle is wrong, the light does not reflect into the leaves and nothing happens.

The most effective way to eliminate glare is to change the angle of the light as it hits the glasses. This can be achieved by photographing the individual with side light as in the photograph above (changing the angle of the light source), or simply by asking them to tilt their head slightly up or down (changing the angle of the eyeglass lens). Once the angle of light is different from the angle of the eyeglasses, the glare will disappear!

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  • SandraJuly 21, 2016 - 2:35 pm

    Nice to visit you here with photo tips. I’m over from Susannah’s place and The August Break!ReplyCancel

    • Diane DownsJuly 22, 2016 - 9:52 am

      Hi Sandra! Thanks for visiting! I hope you find value in what I have to offer here. I look forward to seeing the photos you create as part of August Break!ReplyCancel