Shoot Reflections of Every Kind!

 
The reflection can be a subtle element in the photograph, yet it will add impact. Photograph/Sandipan Majumdar

The reflection can be a subtle element in the photograph, yet it will add impact. Photograph/Sandipan Majumdar

Observe, and Observe Some More!
Reflections don’t only exist in water bodies. Any shiny surface can reflect your world in a beautiful surreal manner, and these subjects are all around you.

Expose for the Reflection
Meter your camera’s exposure off the reflection itself. It will help the subject stand out even more.

Choose subjects and angles which will confuse the audience. Where was the photographer when he made this photo? Photograph/Ritayan Mukherjee

Choose subjects and angles which will confuse the audience. Where was the photographer when he made this photo? Photograph/Ritayan Mukherjee

Don’t Lose Focus
The problem with AF while shooting reflections is that it might focus on the reflective surface instead of the reflection itself. So, in such cases, switching to Manual Focus is better, as it will allow you to be precise.

This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Better Photography.

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