Take More Interesting Photos Using Reflections

 

Have you ever wanted your iPhone photos to look twice as cool by using a reflection? Do you get it? Twice... as in the object is in there twice, twice as cool… While I work on some better “jokes”… continue reading here to learn about making your photos more dynamic!

Today I am going to show you how to use even the shallowest tiniest, little puddle to create more compelling images using reflections.

In this tutorial, I'm going to be using my iPhone Pro 11. You can also use an iPhone X or any older version of a smartphone camera. It would be helpful if you had the extra lenses on the back to kind of play around with the perspective of your photo, but it is not required.

What you need for this tutorial is:

1. A puddle. It can be really shallow. The one I'm using is a 1/2 inch deep.

2. A subject that you love and want to see twice as much.

3. A smartphone.

Go get your subject, your iPhone, find a puddle and watch this video to learn how to make your photos look more interesting and dynamic! 

In order to maximize the effect of using a reflection in your photos, you need your subject to be really close to the edge of the reflective area.

The closer your subject is to the reflective puddle’s edge, the better your photo will look because you won’t see as much ground or any at all. You will maximize the amount of the reflection in the photo.

Make sure you get your camera really close to the ground and right up next to the reflective surface.

The closer your camera is to this reflective surface, the more the frame is going to fill up with the reflection and the less you will see of anything else.

That's how you make your photos look so much more awesome by using reflections. Try it out!

 

 
 

 

 

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