Special effects Reflect a moment
Paul Grogan captures reflection with a difference
This is a quick and easy photo project that only takes minutes to shoot, but that produces amazing results. If you’ve ever taken macro shots of eyes before you’ll know how much fun it is, but you can take things a step further by including a reflection of a local landmark. Not only will this result in a more visually striking image, but if you choose a landmark that’s got some personal significance to your subject, you’ll end up with something that is also much more personal and intimate, not to mention more interesting.
The trick is to choose a landmark with a very distinctive shape, and ideally to set it against a brighter sky, as this will make for clearer, more recognisable reflections. If the sky is blue, so much the better. Here we chose to capture a reflection of Beckford’s Tower near Bath (www.beckfordstower.org.uk).