A giant sun visor
Because I actually love stray light. Anything that would classically be considered distracting breathes atmosphere into my images. But sometimes you just reach your limits. When I do shoots with cars, for example.
The interior is actually always too small and even with a wide-angle lens, you can't get enough distance without turning the model's head into a cucumber shape due to the wide angle. Car windows, however, have been tinted since the 1990s and no longer allow a clear view.
Tinted car windows
That means those windows reflect the surroundings massively. For some pictures this is nice. But not for every motif. And that's where the good old sun visor comes into play again. Made of plastic, it's no good because it doesn't fit seamlessly with the window. Made of rubber, this universal sun visor is tops.
You have to be prepared to look a bit like a dork with this giant thing. But who cares about that? It's the result that counts, and this rubber thing does what it promises. It fits on most lens sizes and rests beautifully on the window pane, even on curved windows. Reflections are blocked out.
This giant licorice snail is also not as bulky as a plastic sun visor (because it's soft), so it fits easily in your camera bag. For car shoots, a clear recommendation from my side.
I purchased the giant sun visor from amazon myself (and this is not an affiliate link to the product). This is not a sponsored post and I am freely reporting on it because I simply like the product.