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Our top tips for cap­tur­ing re­flec­tions as Mother Na­ture in­tended

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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.

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