This week I have decided to focus on reflection photography, also known as mirror photography. I knew from the start this was going to be the most difficult and most challenging type of photography I was going to take. But … I was willing to put myself up for the challenge! I thought I would try using my iPhone XR this week because of how many photos I was having to take.
I had trouble thinking of ways that these pictures could actually work and turn out looking good. I googled, searched Pinterest and asked one of my friends that is a photographer to help me out and send me in the right direction. Usually, I find that Pinterest has the best ideas for absolutely anything but I can say google definitely stole the show in this type of photography. I noticed that it is a type of photography that isn’t as popular as others.
I can admit that I am really not a creative person but taking on photography for my learning project has really opened my mind to thinking outside the box. I was intrigued to take photos using a mirror, water, and to attempt with frozen ice. Mother nature has been playing some games with our weather this past week so all the ice that I had around me now turned to puddles of water!
I did some research on reflection photography before starting to take my photos. I got myself to think that this type of photography was intimidating and would be almost impossible to accomplish. After reading through some websites I learned that these types of photos are very similar to landscape photos. That blew my mind. 4 main tips that I found that would be helpful for this type of photography is:
- Reduce shutter speed(to take multiple photos)
- Use a tripod
- Having a wide-angle lens (not mandatory but helps)
- Using props to make your photos more detailed
I feel that these pictures didn’t turn out as good as I would have liked them too but I believe if I continue to practice them they will get better. If anyone has any other tips that they think would be good for capturing this type of photography I would love to know! So happy to have you following along with my learning journey! Also if anyone has any suggestions of what type of photography I could try next that would be much appreciated 🙂 Stay tuned for more photos!