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Subjects who wear eye glasses can offer a unique difficulty for photographers. First, there’s the dilemma of whether they should wear them or not (will they not feel & look like themselves without them? Are they hiding fabulous eyes behind those glasses?) And then there’s the problem of glare and reflection. An attentive photographer will pay attention to this factor, but it does cause issues and where a photo might be perfectly composed and lit, but a little glare in the glasses can throw the whole thing off.
So first, I offer a few tips to prevent glare so you can see those eyes. Then, I’ll give you a quick little tip for how I use editing software to soften the blow of glare when it does happen.
If you couldn’t avoid glare or didn’t realise it was happening, there’s a rather easy fix you can do in any editing program which allows for work with layers in your image. If you troll the web, you’ll find a few ways to edit out glare and no one particular method is a cure-all method. You’ll have to use the tools in your editing arsenal to draw on your creativity and what you know to do the trick. For the image below, these are the steps I took to remove the umbrella glare.
2. I sized down the brush and resampled using the black eye liner. I used the brush to draw on new liner, resampling the brush continuously throughout the process.
3. That’s it! Check out the after: