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Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs by Roberto Valenzuela

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9. Reflections

USING REFLECTIONS in my work is one of my favorite ways to tell multiple stories and to increase the overall impact of a photograph. A well-executed reflection can be a pleasing visual surprise to the viewer, and it can turn an average photograph into a work of art. Reflections have a subtle way of telling multiple stories in a single frame, making them one of the most interesting photographic tools.

One of the biggest misconceptions regarding reflections is that they exist only in mirrors or large bodies of water, when in fact they can also be found in different types of surfaces, such as windows, puddles, wineglasses, home decorations, sunglasses, and vehicles. In this chapter, we will explore the characteristics of various types ...

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