Creative photo ideas: shoot outdoor portraits with reflections

    | Photography Tutorials | Tutorials | 05/07/2012 12:00pm
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    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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    Posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 12:00 pm under Photography Tutorials, Tutorials.

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