When I first started to get into photography, I always wanted to get great images from behind sheets of glass in tall buildings. Either it was from a hotel room I was staying at, a observation deck of a tall building, or even at a nice restaurant that had a great view, I always wanted to learn How to Shoot through windows without getting reflections. Here in Japan, there is no shortage of tall buildings with some sort of restaurant or observation deck for you too look out at. However, they are all behind glass and even with the lights still off, you still get some reflections from the inside which will show up in your images. One day, I just tried something new and that is how I found this neat little trick that I use every single time when I come across a spectacular view with a sheet of glass between me and outside. Here is how I do it. You simply take your camera and press the lens all the way up to the glass and hold it there. Set your camera to timer mode to 10 secs, press the button, and hold the camera really tight against the glass. This will cut off almost all of the reflections from the inside of the room. Once you prefect this method, the glass starts to act like a makeshift tripod. What I mean by tripod, if you set it to timer and hold it really tight and not to move the camera, the glass acts like a solid subject that you place your camera on. This will let you get some long exposure shoot even. I show you this little trick in action in the YouTube video above, and below is the final image of the Shinjuku skyline taken in the video. I also added a few more images taken with this technique. This was taken with a Canon 5Dm3 and the 17-40 lens. It was a 5 shot HDR image.