My four year old wears glasses and he has since he turned three. Poor kid. Sometimes it is very difficult to get a good photo of him when he is wearing his glasses. I either have to have him take them off to snap a photo or I have to work with him to get less glare by adjusting my angle when taking his photo.
Here are some quick pointers on reducing glasses glare:
You can give your subject some cues to look down a little bit.
You could also get a little bit above your subject.
In the following photo, my son was looking at me straight on at a horizontal angle. The glare on his glasses is terrible. If I had been thinking ahead, I could have also used a polarizing filter that completely eliminates glare altogether. However, this was a quick photo I took as his daddy was driving out to take him to his first tee ball practice. We’ve been having trouble with his glasses lately; they always seem to be crooked on his face and he gets fingerprints all over them. Sheesh…glasses and ACTIVE four-year-olds are a tough combo.
Really, there is very little you can do in the editing process to reduce glare from glasses, so your best bet is to get it right so that you don’t have to worry about correcting it later. Please let me know if you found this post helpful! Thanks for reading!