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    Creative photo ideas: shoot outdoor portraits with reflections

    | Photography Tutorials | Tutorials | 05/07/2012 12:00pm
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    Creative photo ideas: capture water reflections in your outdoor portraits

    Water reflections

     

    Subtle reflections can be just as powerful as perfect mirrored images. This shot of Stina close to a modern water feature shows how bright sunshine has enabled a lovely reflection to appear in the shallow water.

    Creative photo ideas: capture water reflections in your outdoor portraits

    With a bit of movement in the water flowing down from the side and foreground, we were able to frame her in the scene. By underexposing the shot by nearly a stop, the sculpture appears darker than it was in real life.

    Use a polariser filter to capture water reflections in your outdoor portraits

    Add a filter
    This was taken at the same water feature as above, but with completely different results. The water looked amazing as the sun hit it, so to enhance it even more, and make the reflection as crisp as possible, we added a polarising filter to the lens.

    Use a polariser filter to capture water reflections in your outdoor portraits

    PAGE 1: Finding mirrored objects
    PAGE 2: Water reflections
    PAGE 3: Creative photo composition

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    Posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 12:00 pm under Photography Tutorials, Tutorials.

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