Step by step Hold up a mirror...
Here’s how to capture your best side – twice!
01 Frame at last
The first step is to take the mirror out of its frame, as it will just get in the way of the reflection. Once you’ve found something to rest the mirror on, and something to sit on, it’s worth thinking about what’s in the background, and what’s going to be reflected in the mirror.
02 Get set up
Set up your camera on a tripod, with a remote release attached, and point it roughly where you’re going to be sitting – a kit lens set to its longest focal length is ideal, positioned so your face fills the frame. It’s useful to have an assistant to help with framing and focusing.
03 Find an angle
The key is getting the angle of the mirror right – and positioning yourself so that you and your reflection are as symmetrical as possible. Experiment with the angle of your head, so that it doesn’t look too wide or too thin. Then it’s simply a matter of experimenting!