Gabi and Mirrors



Here are a couple of photos from last week.
I’ve been working with smudged up mirrors and glass lately to get the effects you see here.
There are two things to remember when attempting this type of shot.
1.Make sure nothing stupid is reflected in the photo’s background, in my case, the photographer. Unless of course you want to be in the picture. I minimized the background by using a low f-stop (1.8) to blur it. Also the light was very close to the model, making the background go darker.
It’s easy to get distracted by how beautiful your subject is and miss what’s going on all around them.
2.Be sure that the smudges are not making the face look bad, position the model carefully, see the whole picture.

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See full post here: The Phantom Darkroom2012-04-03.