How To Photography: 9 Ways to Be More Creative with Reflections @MediaNovak
To be a truly creativity photographer, you must develop an eye for more than the obvious element within a composition. For example, a portrait may be more creative and compelling because of the shadows and contrast that you manipulate with the light source, not necessarily the look of the person being portrayed. Another less obvious element that beginner, and even many amateur, photographers overlook is reflections. Water, windows, mirrors or a shiny metal surface suddenly become creative tools if you are looking for them and understand how to position you and your camera at the correct angle. The following tips will help you become more aware of reflections in your shooting environment, and then how to use them creatively.
1. If you’re looking for reflections outdoors, then you are more apt to recognize them and think of ways to use them during early morning and late evening hours, sunrise and sunset. The sunlight is hitting the surface of the Earth (and any reflective areas on it) at low and sharp angles, which not only makes it easier to spot those reflective surfaces, but also to position your camera and/or your subjects/objects to maximize the creative use of what is reflected from those surfaces and into your lens.