05 Shoot reflections in puddles
Why not explore the photographic potential of the humble puddle? You’ll have to wait for the rain to stop if you want to shoot a perfectly still reflection, although don’t discount the interest that ripples can add to your images.
After a heavy spell of rain, head to places with interesting architecture or industrial features. Areas you’d normally discount can be transformed when contained within a reflection.
Look for interesting textures on the ground, such as cracked paving slabs and road markings, and include people in your shots. Flip the image later in Photoshop to create a distorted, intriguing result.
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* Use a medium-range zoom lens for flexible framing options.
* Ditch the tripod and increase the ISO to give you camera shake-free shots.
* Try shooting at night and including reflections of brightly-lit shop windows and street lamps.
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