Photo Tip Friday

Today's tip for photography is about using reflections to create an interesting shot.

You'll notice my first two shots involve water.

The one to your right is just the reflection of a statue in the water of the pond.  But you can also see the pond plants in the water.  Look closely and you can see the blue sky and white clouds in the shot as well.  Or at least their reflection.

In this shot, you can see the water plants more clearly. But what I like about the shot is that the reflections of the iris are so dark. It adds a strong contrast to the photo.

Water and mirrors are fairly obvious places to use reflections. But keep an eye out. I did while taking pictures of my niece playing a piano.

You can see my niece's hands on the keyboard. But look who's listening....her grandparents. I couldn't resist the shot of the three of them reflected in the piano!

And, yes, well painted pianos provide a great opportunity for reflective shots!

In this one, a professor was teaching my daughter how to play something on an upright piano.

Look at how clear the reflection is.

So, look a little deeper with your shots and see when you can use reflections to create a more interesting shot!

Go grab your camera.

Hope this tip helps!

Keep on clicking!



  1. Wow, Mary, I love the piano shots--so unique!

    1. Thanks Vonda! I try to take unusual shots. :)

  2. Mary, your photography never ceases to amaze me. You have such a gift!

    1. Thank you Cynthia! That's so sweet of you to say! Have a blessed weekend!

  3. Two things, Mary: I have wanted to gain photography skills for years, so I'm grateful for Photo Tip Friday! And what a truth you've captured in the piano shot--there is nearly always a family history reflected in the lessons of a student. I teach piano to students, and appreciate the backing of sometimes generations of family members. Thank you for capturing it so beautifully!

    1. Hi Robin,

      I'm so glad the tips help. I have to laugh, though. For years, I wanted photo tips, too. Then, I finally realized I could give them!

      That's awesome that you teach piano. How appropriate that this post applies to you!

      Let me know if you have any questions about photography. I can try and answer them in my Friday posts.

      Have a wonderful day!