Our top tips for capturing reflections as Mother Nature intended
01 Position the camera Set a tripod to a low position and angle to increase the amount of reflection in the shot. To avoid dark reflections, shoot with the sun behind you. Aim to get the waterline straight in-camera. 02 Use manual mode Set the ISO and aperture values depending on the exposure length you want. A fast shutter speed freezes water ripples, whereas a longer exposure blurs movement and softens reflections. 03 Find the focus Reflections can cause a lens’s autofocus to ‘hunt’ around. If this happens, switch to manual focus mode, then zoom into the scene with Live View on and focus on the reflection itself.