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



All my loving


How to fit into a spoon


Bordeaux. Water mirror


Symphonic Dance


Real Joy


Ely Cathedral – Mirror image


It’s a Laugh…


Imperial Spirit


Chinatown, NYC 2005


King of the water




Michaelmas daisy dewdrop


eye of the beholder


olaf olafson


Lime, chocolate and olive Vodka.


Mirror Image with a difference!


Mirror skies






Half way through


mirror mirror who is the fairest of em’ all


Bent Beauty


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


Looking At The Future






Sunset Cocktail Hour Returns to the Terrace


Mirror Image


Un gatto e nove vite – a cat and nine lifes








Gilded reflection


Flags, Montreal, Canada


Chihuly Bridge of Glass






Reflection in water






Reflection in water


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.


78 comments for „44 Impressive Examples of Reflection Photography
  1. jmleclercq on March 11th, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Great collection !!

  2. Callum Chapman on March 11th, 2010 at 4:09 am

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

  3. 7oda on March 11th, 2010 at 5:16 am

    great images

    i like it


  4. Amberly | Web Designer on March 11th, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Spectacular. Amazing shots….

  5. Jordan Walker on March 11th, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Those are really impressive.

  6. Eric on March 11th, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Impressive and very inspiring!

  7. Porcelanosa on March 11th, 2010 at 7:05 am

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

  8. Leisha on March 11th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    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!

  9. Ester Liquori on March 11th, 2010 at 8:06 am

    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:

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

    Nice collection anyway.
    Thank you!

  10. Martin on March 11th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I’d also like to recommend this by Gilad:

    Fantastic :)

  11. Simon on March 11th, 2010 at 9:24 am

    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.


  12. John | Daily Photo Gallery on March 11th, 2010 at 9:33 am

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

  13. Sasha Baksht on March 11th, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Those are AWESOME! Twitted.

  14. Nina on March 11th, 2010 at 9:53 am

    These were great!

  15. Sara on March 11th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Love them!!!

  16. H on March 11th, 2010 at 11:51 am

    This one I like better!

  17. Namit Gupta on March 11th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Very creative and impressive, loved the photographs!!!

  18. Silvia on March 11th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Incredible!!! Congratulations to the artists!!!

  19. Lyndit on March 11th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

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

  20. Thomas Craig Consulting on March 11th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

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

  21. Kathy on March 11th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    These are AMAZING!

  22. Jiby S K on March 11th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

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

  23. Dicky on March 11th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

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

  24. thepoet on March 12th, 2010 at 12:55 am

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

  25. Blaze on March 12th, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Very nice!

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

  26. shpyo on March 12th, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Amaizing collection!

  27. Laura on March 12th, 2010 at 5:23 am

    these are really inspiring! beautiful

  28. Lava360 on March 12th, 2010 at 11:04 am

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

  29. Antara on March 12th, 2010 at 11:53 am

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

  30. Rajib Roy | Programmer on March 13th, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Great Collection

  31. david on March 13th, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Here are some photos i like

  32. devil | m on March 14th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

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

  33. lamar on March 14th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    you really should check out a guy by the name of Justin Farrow -he’s on Flickr…particularly in this set

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

  34. Adrienne on March 14th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Beautiful stuff! Really inspiring

  35. Azizuan on March 15th, 2010 at 12:41 am

    thanks for inspiring..

  36. Tushar Shetty on March 15th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Simply beautiful and extraordinary.

  37. Jeff on March 15th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    here is a good reflection shot to add to the list :)

  38. Joannis Mihail on March 15th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    fantastic reflexions

  39. Xamuel on March 15th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

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

  40. e11world on March 16th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Very very nice examples!!

  41. Upendra Singh Rathore on March 16th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    ! Amazing….
    So Creative

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

  42. Monish on March 17th, 2010 at 2:35 am
  43. deepak kaletha on March 17th, 2010 at 3:50 am

    nice reflexions

  44. anna-molly on March 17th, 2010 at 3:20 pm
  45. karoline on March 18th, 2010 at 6:30 am

    God, so incredibly beautiful pictures

  46. Paul on March 18th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

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

  47. Robin on March 20th, 2010 at 2:12 am

    And what would you say bout this one?..

  48. bobo on March 21st, 2010 at 4:27 pm

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

  49. Jan Paul Lagendijk on March 26th, 2010 at 6:38 am

    I’ve done something like this too with plants:


  50. Krzysztof on March 26th, 2010 at 8:12 am

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

  51. jmleclercq on March 26th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Great collection !

  52. john smith on March 28th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

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

    • Jimmy on April 14th, 2010 at 8:08 am

      He’s right you know.

  53. Romeo on March 31st, 2010 at 3:33 am

    impressive style of photography!

  54. kularpika on April 3rd, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Many creative photos, I like them!

    • Darv on April 9th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

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

  55. redleader334 on April 15th, 2010 at 7:56 am

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

  56. Fotografia eventowa on April 28th, 2010 at 7:23 am


  57. Sandeep Soni on June 19th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    This are nice photographs

  58. chris on July 26th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    that’s awesome !!

  59. Jochen on August 12th, 2010 at 12:14 pm


  60. Volker on August 12th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    What a wonderful reflection collection. Great!

  61. Meaghan Shirley on September 13th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

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

  62. Mislav on September 27th, 2010 at 11:28 am

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

  63. Lesley Pattinson on October 14th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Wow some great images there!

  64. Lannie Manry on October 18th, 2010 at 6:10 am

    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.

  65. Jenn on February 24th, 2011 at 12:28 am

    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

  66. Anton on April 3rd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Nuts! Excellent photo!

  67. David on April 22nd, 2011 at 6:01 pm

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

  68. joli-marie on April 29th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    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!

  69. Earl on June 26th, 2011 at 12:20 am

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

    Flags, Montreal, Canada
    Gilded reflection

  70. Aisha on June 6th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

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

  71. Claire Hicks on September 14th, 2012 at 11:31 am

    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? :)

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  73. Light Kim on February 20th, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Thank you for sharing these images!

  74. Lauren@GreenGlobalTravel on June 12th, 2013 at 11:48 pm

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