Are these legit reflection photos?

4 years 8 months ago #493470 by Soccer Mom
A few of these are very questionable.  

www.boredpanda.com/reflection-photography/

1.  wine glass
2.  Chicago 
3.  mirror self portrait 

... to name a few.  If these are legit, how were they done? 

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4 years 8 months ago #493502 by effron
I believe they're all legit, angles and timing...but what if they needed some "enhancement"? Still some nice photography, and I like what we can do with digital myself....

Why so serious?
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4 years 8 months ago #493508 by Denise Lattimer
I'm with you - I think some of them involved some post-processing trickery. But like Effron said, I don't see the big deal if they weren't done "for real." Still takes crazy skills!


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4 years 8 months ago #493513 by EOS_Fan
OK, I'm calling no way on the wine glass.  I've tried this many times and you can never get (or at least I've not been able too) such a vivid reflection.  


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4 years 8 months ago #493541 by icepics
I think they are mostly legit reflections but I agree, some look heavily edited.

The wine glass I think is acting as a camera obscura. I've never tried it so just went and got a glass of water (where's some white wine when I need it?) and just looking at it without a camera I got a small reflection from across the street, but not upside down. Look it up and see if anything comes up about how to do it. I forget if those had one mirror? I know those predated cameras which have mirrors to right the image for viewing. Have you ever used an old camera (a twin lens) where you're looking at the image upside down? I have, takes some getting used to but is probably the same general idea.

I can't think of the photographer's name who did this using an entire room in NYC and got an upside down reflection from across the street. I think the room was darkened maybe? with the curtain open a slit to let in the image.

I wondered about the 'self portrait' but then I think I got it. There are two different women - the hands are different (nail polish and impossible angle of the right hand in relation to the left). There's someone to the left holding the broken mirror so it's facing the camera, and someone else behind the mirror facing to one side so she's in profile and you see part of her head and one hand. I bet the eyes are of the photographer - or now that I look, and see a man's name as the credit, another woman behind the camera - looking into the mirror. I think the camera must have been set on a tripod lower than eye level, the shot focused and framed so the eyes were above the lens? Might have to play with adjusting the angle and perspective. Probably took four people to take this picture! lol

I've done puddle shots, you just shoot the reflection in a puddle that's in the middle of the sidewalk, and move around til you get it at the angle you want. Those are kind of cool to do after a rain if you can find a nice puddle in the right place.

Sharon
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4 years 8 months ago #493549 by Ruby Grace
now that was a good click!

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4 years 8 months ago #493666 by cabbot
Great click. Those photos are definitely amazing. Sure, I think some are processed, but as the discussion in the other feed about photography rules is going, is it a big deal if they aren't legit? Maybe better labeling and saying "composite image" or something like that would clear all this up.


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4 years 8 months ago #493767 by rogdel
I agree that some of these seem more than a little fishy to me...I can't believe the one with the flowers reflected in water drops. However, that doesn't necessarily make them any more or less impressive or artistic.


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4 years 8 months ago #493776 by bojojo
Icepics -

The artist that uses camera obscuras that you're thinking of is Abe Morell! His work is amazing.


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4 years 8 months ago #493846 by Carry
+1 some have been heavily edited! 


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4 years 8 months ago #493848 by icepics
That's who it is, thank you! I meant to look it up and never got back to it.

I think the water droplets are supposedly done using a macro lens but I don't do macro much less water droplets so never tried it.

Many of these are done using techniques that are legit, but many seem heavily processed.

Sharon
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4 years 8 months ago #493861 by Carry
Like the wine glass, that reflection may be a composite put into the glass from some heavy post work.  


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4 years 8 months ago #493875 by Shadowfixer1

Carry wrote: Like the wine glass, that reflection may be a composite put into the glass from some heavy post work.  

Don't think so. I don't think there is a composite in the bunch.

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4 years 8 months ago #493955 by Sawyer
Jury is out to lunch with me. If there are NO composites, then they did a great job out of camera!

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4 years 7 months ago #495378 by Stic
Only one I've ever shot in a similar vein...

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Upon reflection by Flickr Sucks , on Flickr


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