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LCD screen reflection

My LCD viewer screen is so shiny that I cannot see the subject. I only see my face and anything else behind me. I must take numerous pictures by guessing and sometimes I get the subject in the picture. Are there filters available to coverer the view screen. The fine protective cover which was covering the viewer helped until it detached.

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Hi, you can get polarized protective covers that will eliminate this problem. You can find them here.

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A digital camera is a wonderful device - it's just not as good as the human eye yet.
Some things to watch out for:

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Don't drop the camera. USE the hand/neck strap.
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Don't make changes to pictures with your computer while they are on the memory stick. Work with copies on your computer.
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Matte screens don't get glare or reflections on them; however, the same rough surface (polarizer) that reduces the intensity of reflected light results in less contrast and brightness since the light from the LCD screen passes through it. Matte screens diffuse light instead of reflecting it so they might be easier to read outdoors, if the backlight provides enough brightness. You don't have to worry as much about reflections as with a glossy screen.

Glossy screens have vibrant colors and the highest contrast and brightness because they have a smooth, high-gloss surface. As a result, it is often the choice for movies or gaming. However, strong lighting causes glare on these screens which is very annoying and may tire your eyes if you have to stare at it all the time. You can also see reflections on the screen. Some graphics designers may also find the colors inaccurate. Glossy will work great for you if the lighting in your room doesn't create any glare on the screen.

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