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Old 24-07-2017, 07:51 PM
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Have been trying to take a few pictures of my scuffed bumper to forward to sprayers, but finding it impossible. All I get is reflections in the paintwork. Have tried in different light conditions and on different camera settings, close up, auto, etc, all without success. Anybody got any ideas, thanks.
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Old 24-07-2017, 08:09 PM
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Can you mask of the bodywork with a non reflective material?
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Old 24-07-2017, 09:04 PM
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Sorry to be a bit thick, but not sure how to do that.
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Old 25-07-2017, 10:23 AM
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Sounds counterintuitive, but have you tried taking photos in the dark using a flash? You may need to play with the angle and distance you are taking the photo from, to get the right level of reflection/minimise whiteout, but you may be able to pick out the scratched part from the background this way?

Alternatively, the image-processing software on the iPhone seems very good at picking up blemishes against a constant background - again, subject to getting the right angle/reflection.
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Old 25-07-2017, 10:46 AM
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Thanks for that,will give it a go tonight.
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Old 25-07-2017, 01:33 PM
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Sorry to be a bit thick, but not sure how to do that.
Mask the area around the scuff leaving only the scuff showing, might work?
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Maybe you have to process the photo after that, in order to see the desired area?
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Old 22-08-2017, 07:54 AM
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Thanks for that,will give it a go.
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Old 04-09-2017, 09:01 PM
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A polarising filter should get rid of reflections... or try holding a pair of polarised sun/glasses in front of the camera (you may need to rotate the glasses ro find the best angle to get least reflections).
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Thanks Jason, will give that a try. As said previously marks are very faint,but I know they are there.
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