Reflective Images Page 2
Mirrors render the most true-to-life reflections. When using a mirror, sometimes
it's difficult to distinguish between an actual scene or the reflected
one in a photograph. When photographing a mirror image, you'll need to
shoot from an angle to avoid getting your own reflection in the frame, unless
a self-portrait is your intention. Turn off your camera's flash, as bright
light sources reflected in a mirror create glare.
You can also shoot a portrait in other reflective surfaces, such as the hubcap of your car. Again, unless you're shooting a self-portrait, position yourself at an angle where you can capture your subject's reflection, but will avoid getting your own image in the frame.
Set your compact camera on its landscape mode to get greater depth of field,
or on the close-up mode when working close to your subject. Experiment, shoot
lots of pictures, and have fun capturing images in reflective surfaces.
Readers are encouraged to submit photos to our monthly Point & Shoot Homework Assignment feature. Please see the table of contents for the location of the entry coupon, which lists topics and more details.
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