Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Using Reflections to Your Advantage

Sometimes, reflections can seriously hinder your photography (like when you're trying to shoot through a window and it's darker on the other side). But more often, reflections can provide a beautiful sense of symmetry.

When used correctly, a reflection will make your photo much more dynamic. Water in particular seems to reflect things beautifully, especially colors, but that's not the only thing. Reflecting things off of a curved mirror makes your subject more interesting, and catching a glare off of a shiny car window or something adds interest. Try experimenting with different effects you can achieve with reflections. Post links to any good images in the comments!

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1 comment:

  1. Great reflection of the trees.

    My favorite reflection that I took this year is on my dotphoto account:


    I was able to take photos of a beaver swimming in a pond, with the fall colors reflecting off the water. The water almost looks like paint in some areas.


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