Product photography can be tricky, especially when it comes to reducing glare. Fortunately, there are a few simple techniques that can help you get the perfect shot. One of the most effective ways to reduce glare is to change the angle of the product. If you're using natural light from a window, try adjusting the product slightly to see if that eliminates any reflections.
If you're styling the product on a flat table, you can rest it on one edge to minimize glare. For detailed products such as watches, sunglasses or jewelry, it's best to use a lateral lighting technique. This will help emphasize details and minimize reflections. For bright, translucent products, backlighting works well.
To minimize unwanted reflections on objects such as metal, try double ceiling lighting. You can also use a sunshade to reduce lens flare and sunspots. If you have a zoom lens, changing the focal length is another way to reduce the impact of sunspots on your photo. Placing a polarizing filter on the lens can also have a significant impact on the amount of glare.
While you may not be able to completely eradicate reflections, this filter will improve the appearance of your photo. Glass products are particularly difficult to photograph without capturing unwanted reflections.