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Reflections

By : Nikon School Blog   |  30 Oct, 2017  |  126

Reflections have always fascinated humans. Even the prehistoric man must've looked at various reflections, including his own, in water and wondered how they are made. Artists kept that fascination alive by including reflections in their paintings, sometimes, even making them the main subjects. With technology came photography and the fascination with reflections is still very much alive. The internet is full of a large number of amazing reflections caught in the camera. Whole books have been created with just reflections as the main theme. Evidently, photographers are as fascinated by reflections, as their pre-historic ancestor.

Reflections can take many forms. The most common, of course are the ones created in water-bodies like ponds, lakes, rivers, and any other place which contains water. Other liquids also form interesting reflections. Reflections in water-bodies can be of humans, other static objects, monuments, or of entire city-scapes.

Reflections are also found on any reflective surface like glass, shiny metal surfaces, etc. Look around you to find interesting reflections of people, or the surroundings on mirrors, windows, or any other reflective surface.

Then there are some unconventional reflections, like nature reflecting on someone's eye-glasses, or even in someone's eyes.

There's no specific technique to shoot reflections. The exposure has to be correct for both the subject and the reflection. You can shoot reflections in any shooting mode. However, while shooting reflections of shiny surfaces like cars, or windows, avoid flash.

Reflections do not necessarily have to be meaningful. As subjects often look heavily distorted in reflections, they can be great as abstracts. To make an abstract composition, frame only the reflection.

Comments (44)

 

Mr. Amitava Paira

Love to shoot this kind of pictures

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Use of reflection is great to a picture

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interesting reading. thanks.

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Mr. Sridharan Padmanabhan

Experiment photographing reflections in beaches during sunset when the sun shows off its reddish tint causing really long trails of its reflection on the waters. :) ;)

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