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6 Creative Photo Ideas For Using Mirrors

Looking for a fun twist for your portrait shoots and still life work? Why not introduce a mirror and use reflections to create something a bit more unique.

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Mirrors are a great prop for giving your photos a creative, arty twist and our friends COOPH have got 6 methods for using these reflective tools in your photos. 

The team start off with shooting Mosaics which they create by breaking a mirror up into shards before using shards to reflect light into specific areas. The third suggestion is to use a mirror to create symmetry within your portrait shots before moving onto something a little bit different which the COOPH team call 'trans-flection'. Basically, you need an old window frame and two models - one who stands behind the glass and the other who positions themselves so their face appears in the reflection so you get a portrait with a ghostly twist. 

 

Mirror Box Infinity Reflections

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The 5th idea is to build a mirror box which you can place an object inside so you get an abstract image that shows the product from multiple sides or stretching off into infinity. 'Montage' is the final creative tip which sees the photographer using tiny mirror shards to add images of eyes to landscapes - weird but cool at the same time or, you can use the shard to add reflections of whole faces to various scenes. 

 

Mirror shards for portraits

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As well as the COOPH team, site member John Duder has shared his tips on using mirrors as photography props and the feature is well worth a read. Plus, don't forget you can share your mirror-themed images with us in the Gallery. 

 

Symmetry in portraits

© COOPH

 

Mirror portraits

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Creative portraits

© COOPH

 

Ghostly portraits

© COOPH

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