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44 Impressive Examples of Reflection Photography

March 11th, 2010

Reflection Photography can spice up an otherwise lifeless photo and turn it into amazing shots. And the good thing is that this kind of photography can be explored on easily available things like Glass, Water or any shiny and reflective surface. Reflection photography is an art because you have to dig deep into your imagination to see the hidden beauty. It is also a science because you should know the right angles and techniques and must be more than familiar with your camera to capture a perfect shot.

You must master the skill of Reflection Photography if you really want to satisfy your creative hunger and give wings to your imagination. Today we present some splendid examples of Reflection Photography.

Beautiful Reflection Photography

aufgetaucht

02drown

All my loving

All_my_lovingpaint

How to fit into a spoon

spoon

Bordeaux. Water mirror

sea

Symphonic Dance

water

Real Joy

bacha

Ely Cathedral – Mirror image

cathedral

It’s a Laugh…

birdu

Imperial Spirit

Ghostinthewindow

Chinatown, NYC 2005

hanji

King of the water

king

reflections

hua

Michaelmas daisy dewdrop

dew2

eye of the beholder

eye

olaf olafson

girle

Lime, chocolate and olive Vodka.

vodka

Mirror Image with a difference!

wonder

Mirror skies

sky

twins?

girl

Dichotomy

dichotomy

Half way through

cherry

mirror mirror who is the fairest of em’ all

tree

Bent Beauty

BentBeauty

Detail of stream of water splashing off mirror – B&W

bnw

Looking At The Future

eyee

Waterkiss

waterkiss

Manatee

marine

Sunset Cocktail Hour Returns to the Terrace

coctail

Mirror Image

drop

Un gatto e nove vite – a cat and nine lifes

cat

Kallavesi

hands

reflection

reflection_by_bora

YER BLUES

violen

Gilded reflection

gold

Flags, Montreal, Canada

flag

Chihuly Bridge of Glass

glass

Impressions

man

Resurrection

Resurrection

Reflection in water

SmokyChimney

Serenity

serenity

Plank

gangplank

Reflection in water

reflectedwindmill

Bhanu Ahluwalia is a graduate in Computer Science and a social media enthusiast from India. He specializes in web design by qualification and photography by passion. He is an avid blogger, running TutZone and co-authoring DesignUnder and SloDive. You can reach him via Twitter.

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jmleclercq
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Great collection !!

Callum Chapman
Noupe Team
6 years 1 month ago

Lovely showcase, I especially like the “Lime, chocolate and olive Vodka.” photo!

7oda
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7oda
6 years 1 month ago

great images

i like it

thx

Amberly | Web Designer
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Spectacular. Amazing shots….

Jordan Walker
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Those are really impressive.

Eric
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Eric
6 years 1 month ago

Impressive and very inspiring!

Porcelanosa
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Chihuly Bridge of Glass – it`s 3D, isn’t it?

Leisha
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

There are too many wonderful shots to choose a favorite, but as a cat lover, I am partial to the Cat and Nine Lifes (though it should be “Lives.”) It’s such a simple concept, beautiful results.

Great showcase!

Ester Liquori
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

As I wrote a couple of days ago on psdfan I’m fascinated by reflection effect in photography and I take reflection shot very often.
Please have a look to this shots:
http://365photopaths.blogspot.com/2009/10/dusseldorf-clock-tower-reflection.html
http://365photopaths.blogspot.com/2009/10/aglie-castle-fountain.html
http://365photopaths.blogspot.com/2010/01/4-steps-into-nature.html
http://365photopaths.blogspot.com/2009/08/ponte-vecchio.html

There are more of them around the photoblog but I don’t want to spam.. ^_^’

Nice collection anyway.
Thank you!
Ester

Martin
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Martin
6 years 1 month ago

I’d also like to recommend this by Gilad: http://gilad.deviantart.com/art/Lost-in-Translation-109441645

Fantastic :)

Simon
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

This is a really neat collection! Very creative ways to use reflection as a part of the composition.

If I may also add a photografh of mine:

Shot this polar bear in a zoo in Germany seconds before he jumped in the water.

Simon

John | Daily Photo Gallery
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Amazing, I can see I need to put a lot more effort into my photos to get anywhere close.

Sasha Baksht
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Those are AWESOME! Twitted.

Nina
Guest
Nina
6 years 1 month ago

These were great!

Sara
Guest
Sara
6 years 1 month ago

Love them!!!

H
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

This one I like better!

Namit Gupta
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Very creative and impressive, loved the photographs!!!

Silvia
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Silvia
6 years 1 month ago

Incredible!!! Congratulations to the artists!!!

Lyndit
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

This is an amazing collection of photography. Reflection has always been tricky, yet these are really refreshing. Thanks!

Thomas Craig Consulting
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Very impressive, its amazing the images people can capture with a camera, blows my mind.

Kathy
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Kathy
6 years 1 month ago

These are AMAZING!

Jiby S K
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

I liked Un gatto e nove vite – a cat and nine lifes most…good snaps

Dicky
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

I like the “Impressions” 1. When i first look at the image, i thought the old guy is a “ghost” :P

thepoet
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

The plank reflection doesn’t look right, I think.

Blaze
Guest
Blaze
6 years 1 month ago

Very nice!

However, #23 “Bent Beauty” is obviously fake.

shpyo
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Amaizing collection!

Laura
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

these are really inspiring! beautiful

Lava360
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

all of them looks great. neat and clean images. love it

Antara
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

a splendid collection of some really beautiful shots, hats off to the photographers and thanks for such a great post!!

Rajib Roy | Programmer
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Great Collection

david
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david
6 years 1 month ago

Here are some photos i like flickr.com/photos/2tonewarrior/3926629943/

devil | m
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

wow! awesome idea for a post and really good and inspiring stuff.

lamar
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

you really should check out a guy by the name of Justin Farrow -he’s on Flickr…particularly in this set http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigstimuli/sets/588530/

he KILLS the reflections all over NYC..also search for reflection tag…

Adrienne
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Beautiful stuff! Really inspiring

Azizuan
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

thanks for inspiring..

Tushar Shetty
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Simply beautiful and extraordinary.

Jeff
Guest
6 years 1 month ago
Joannis Mihail
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

fantastic reflexions

Xamuel
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Cool photos. Liked the one with Ely Cathedral. Imagine doing a “mirror image wedding” there…

e11world
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Very very nice examples!!

Upendra Singh Rathore
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

! Amazing….
So Creative

Keep it up…..Some of the photos are truely Amazing

Monish
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6 years 1 month ago
deepak kaletha
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

nice reflexions

anna-molly
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anna-molly
6 years 1 month ago
karoline
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karoline
6 years 1 month ago

God, so incredibly beautiful pictures

Paul
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Paul
6 years 1 month ago

wow! Amazing, especially the sunset in a wine glass.

Robin
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

And what would you say bout this one?.. http://maben.aminus3.com/image/2010-02-05.html

bobo
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bobo
6 years 1 month ago

these shots are almost all fake/photoshopped. this is terrible.

Jana und die Jungs
Guest
6 years 1 month ago
Jan Paul Lagendijk
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

I’ve done something like this too with plants:
http://www.jplagendijk.nl/commerciele-opdrachten/18-de-kunst-van-groen

JP

Krzysztof
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

All are great, but the second one is simple, yet powerful… just like love.
I like these example. Quiet inspirational.

jmleclercq
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Great collection !
Jean-Michel

john smith
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john smith
6 years 1 month ago

Dewdrop and sunset cocktail hour are not reflection , but refraction.

Jimmy
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Jimmy
6 years 15 days ago

He’s right you know.

Romeo
Guest
6 years 29 days ago

impressive style of photography!

kularpika
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kularpika
6 years 26 days ago

Many creative photos, I like them!

Darv
Guest
6 years 19 days ago

Actually two shots are refractions and not reflections, but all are nice images.

redleader334
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redleader334
6 years 14 days ago

HOLY COW…………these make me look like an amateur. :(

Fotografia eventowa
Guest
6 years 1 day ago

Superb!

Sandeep Soni
Guest
5 years 10 months ago

This are nice photographs

chris
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chris
5 years 9 months ago

that’s awesome !!

Jochen
Guest
5 years 8 months ago

Amazing!

Volker
Guest
5 years 8 months ago

What a wonderful reflection collection. Great!

Meaghan Shirley
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Thanks for the post. Great writing skills by the way. It is really good to have fresh advice on the wine subject

Mislav
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Magnificent photographs. Thanks for sharing them with me and the rest of our world :)

Lesley Pattinson
Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Wow some great images there!

Lannie Manry
Guest
5 years 6 months ago

have already been reading ur blog for 3 days. really enjoy what you posted. btw i am conducting a study relating to this subject. do you know any other good blogs or perhaps forums where I can find out more? thanks a lot.

Jenn
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Jenn
5 years 2 months ago

Awesome shots!
The photo of the dew drops on the leaf of the flower, this one is refraction not reflection, but still not an easy photo to take

Anton
Guest
5 years 26 days ago

Nuts! Excellent photo!

David
Guest
5 years 7 days ago

Excellent photographs. I’ve never tried shooting reflections before.

joli-marie
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joli-marie
5 years 6 hours ago

one of my favorite photos has to be the water reflecting those people standing on the street, or maybe the gilded reflection…the kids were adorable ^-^
awsome work!

Earl
Guest
Earl
4 years 10 months ago

Impressive, very impressive. One of my favorite types of photography.

Flags, Montreal, Canada
Gilded reflection

Aisha
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Aisha
3 years 10 months ago

This is amazing, very impressive.
I’m into photography & i am studying to be a photographer. so greaaaaaat.

Claire Hicks
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Claire Hicks
3 years 7 months ago

Hello, My name is claire hicks and I LOVE your work. I was wondering if I could study you as an artist for my alevel photography course, and if you could answer a few questions for me about your artwork this would be very much appreciated. Your work is stunning. Please can you email me back on my email address I would be very grateful if you would be interested in answering some questions for me? :)

sudipta bandopadhya
Guest
3 years 5 months ago

Unparrallel.

Light Kim
Guest
Light Kim
3 years 2 months ago

Thank you for sharing these images!

Lauren@GreenGlobalTravel
Guest
2 years 10 months ago

Amazing photography. I can not believe how crystal clear the reflections are, great job. Thanks for posting

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