Creative photo ideas: shoot outdoor portraits with reflections

Creative Photo Ideas: shoot outdoor portraits with reflections

Outdoor portraits: think about creative photo composition

Creative photo composition


Just because you’re creating outdoor portraits with reflections, don’t be drawn into the trap of making all your shots symmetrical. When you find a large area of glass, position your model to one side of the frame, allowing the reflective surface to disappear into the distance.

The more contact the model makes with the glass, the stronger the impact of the reflection.

Outdoor portraits: creating depth

Creating depth
This was also taken at the mirror ball. The shot was slightly overexposed to give it a fashion magazine feel. It’s still retained the detail and tones in the face but blown any detail from the top corner and the gap by the model’s arm, resulting in an image with greater depth.

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


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