0mhpembeBest Answer 10 years ago ReplyUpvoteThree steps to hiding the photographer: 1. Use indirect lighting from two sources, one to your right, one to your left, slightly higher than the incident angle of the camera, and at least three feet away from you. 2. Set a background behind the photographer that is the same color as the photographer's clothes and the camera. For instance, black. 3. Put some distance between the photographer and the reflective surface. Use a lens to get closer. Explanation: Light will reflect back off a surface at the same angle to a line perpendicular to the surface. Since the surface you are photographing is curved, you want as much reflected light as possible to not reflect back on the camera, but rather below it. Therefore, you want an incident angle to be nearly perpendicular to the surface. The curvature of the surface will disperse the light. If it were a flat surface, you would want the surface and light to be positioned such that the light bounced back below your waist, or above your head. By coloring you, the camera, and the area to your back the same color, you reduce the distincitveness of any surfaces that may be reflecting light onto the object, and back at the camera. The more distance between you and the object, the less impact your reflection has on the surface. Using a soft bounced light (light bounced off another surface - diffused), you will reduce the harshness of the lines on what you photograph.