21 Reflections

Puzzling perspective

Kevin Meredith

The Idea

Including reflections in your images can help to add depth or create a warped sense of reality that arrests viewers as they try to work out what the photo is of or how it was taken. Reflections can be found everywhere; not just in mirrors, but also in shiny cars, wet surfaces, and glass buildings.

Hospital Corridor

The reflections in this image help increase the sense of depth by doubling the number of perspective lines in the photo. These lines help draw your eye into the image.

The Ingredients

  • ▶ Any camera
  • ▶ A reflective surface

The Process

Once you start looking for reflective surfaces you will spot them everywhere. For a big expanse, look at the tiled floors of shopping malts, ...

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