JonPatrickHyde
3 years ago5,000+ Views
Misty v4
I like using mirrors in portrait shots for two reasons - First - it gives the model an opportunity to model with themselves - to create a new dynamic to their poses and choice of stance/posture/positioning. Second - mirrors do amazing things with light. They show us things about light that we wouldn't normally see. Just 10 degrees difference in the angle that a mirror rests - in relation to the placement of the lens and the space the model is occupying - can result in a dramatic change in how the light and resulting shadows are revealed.
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I agree that mirrors can do wonders for portrait shots. Heck, any reflective material also works great as a base for product photography. I personally like black or white reflective tile as it gives a reflection but it isn't as pronounced
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