Creative photo ideas: shoot outdoor portraits with 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.
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.
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.
PAGE 1: Finding mirrored objects
PAGE 2: Water reflections
PAGE 3: Creative photo composition
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on Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 12:00 pm under Photography Tutorials, Tutorials.
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