How to Get Creative Photos with a Mirror
1: Use manual focus to get more accurate focus
The best part of mirror photography is endless possibilities. All you need is one mirror. Sometimes you don’t even need a mirror, only a refracting surface can work that way.
As the depth of the surface, the camera autofocus system might not clearly understand where exactly is the focal point we need. Especially when using the wide aperture with the close distance, The depth of the field is shallow; it is hard for the auto-focus system to judge where the focus point is. But using the manual focus makes a difference. We can totally control it and shoot the main subject with fully focused.
2:Creat a big space in a small room
Like the selfie in the elevator, the elevator is a small space, but the mirror could create a big space illusion. When shooting in a small house, we can take advantage of this character.
If the room with limited space we can shoot at a far distance by using a big mirror .this can create more space between the camera and the subject. This leaves more space for the model for posing and no need to worry the focus length is too long to operate.
3:Using a couple of mirrors to create a surreal effect.
Surreal normally a visual impact. Most people will use post-processing to adjust according to their imagination. But some photographers will take advantage of the tool to shoot different work. Like we can use to reflect one portrait or using the reflection of the mirror to cut the model. Anything can be achieved if you got imagination and the ability to work.
4: Put your model and yourself in the mirrorAs the difference of the focal plane if using the full-frame wide aperture, the possibility is one of the subjects will be out of focus and blurry. We can take advantage of this to create an visual effect.
5: OutdoorA mirror can increase the effect of outdoor portrait photography. Lots of photographers have done that using a mirror to cover a certain part of the model so the mirror can refract a beautiful natural landscape or even the scenery photography. We can also put the mirror in a corner and lead the model in it.
6: Car rear view mirror
The car rearview mirror is a convenient prop for us to shoot mirror photography.
7: Take a selfie
The most convenient way surely is a selfie. Take a camera in front of the mirror and shoot. Remember do not just focus on yourself try to create shooting mood by using the still object around you or the pictures will look no difference with the random mobile shooting.