Shoot re­flec­tions

Get out with your cam­era and take part in our Face­book chal­lenge

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To tie in with our brand-new look we’re launch­ing a brand-new Face­book shoot­ing chal­lenge! The idea is to test your cre­ativ­ity and tech­ni­cal abil­ity – but most of all, it’s about get­ting out there and hav­ing a bit of fun.

The theme this month is ‘Re­flec­tions’, which you can ap­proach how­ever you like. It might be that you want to head into the city to shoot tow­er­ing sky­scrapers; if that doesn’t take your fancy, the ru­ral en­vi­ron­ment and cap­tur­ing calm lakes may ap­peal more. We’ll leave this cre­ative think­ing up to you.

When you shoot re­flec­tions, there are a cou­ple of tech­ni­cal con­sid­er­a­tions to take into ac­count. First, if you shoot in bright light there can be lots of glare, so you may want to use a po­lariser to stop this prob­lem from hap­pen­ing.

You also want to care­fully con­sider the com­po­si­tion of your frame, and think about how the sub­ject is be­ing rep­re­sented. Do you want to go for a com­pletely ab­stract ap­proach, or do you want to in­clude the orig­i­nal source? How­ever you ap­proach it, just make sure it says ‘Re­flec­tions’!

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