Using reflections in wedding photography is a growing technique in our now strongly ‘documentary’ lead industry. Reflections allows us as photographers to sometimes see more than we can in a ordinary straight line in our subject. However the idea of reflections is not a knew one, in nature and therefore wildlife and landscape photography we have utilised them for many years. Whilst reflections in nature are hard to come across at times, especially if you haven’t got any water around you, in the man made world they are everywhere! Mirrors and glass are the obvious ones, then you have picture frames, tv’s, computer screens and even phones, in fact; it was only a couple weeks back I found myself shooting a reflection off a fireplace!
This does lead on somewhat from my last blog about ‘How To Spot Good Black And White Photography‘, in the sense that often reflections need a little work in post production to be brought to life, often but not always a good technique is to use black and white and increase the contrast in your image, this creates more of a distinction between the actual material you are using to capture the reflection and the image that is being reflected. Here is one very simple example, you will find many more throughout my wedding photography blog.
– by Barney Walters