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    Does anyone have any tips for photographing mirrors?

    Obviously I want to avoid myself being reflected, and want it to look like a mirror in the photo.

    I did some a while back laying them on the ground outside and had the sky reflected in them, but they looked a bit like pictures of clouds! It was ok then, because the mirrors were driftwood-framed, but my new ones will be all sorts of painted designs, and I don't think it'd work the same.

    Any help, advice and ideas gratefully received!
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    Can you cover the mirror with something, maybe silver or grey card or foil? You'd still have the colour but wouldn't hopefully be so reflective.
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    • #3
      Hi Wendy,

      I use a light tent /box to photograph my mirrors in. The whole tent is white, so I don't get any reflections in the mirror itself. Feel free to have a look at one of my sites if you like.

      HTH!
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      • #4
        Nettie, thanks for the suggestion - I thought about it, but I think the add-on may show up in the photo as an add-on, if you see what I mean? it was an inspired thought though!

        Katianne - yes, I see what you mean. Your mirrors look lovely, and the white background around them looks good.

        I was trying to photograph them like I would a canvas painting, so I could crop the photo to remove all the background, but I don't think it's going to work. I did manage to get an ok shot outside, standing slightly to one side and the mirror tilted slightly upwards (cloudy day, but with all-over cloud, so reflection seemed blank). But because I was to one side slightly, I can't crop all the background out, because the frame of the (square) mirror doesn't look square.

        I do like the idea of a white background though. I might just find myself a piece of white fabric as a backdrop for now.

        Thanks for your suggestions - anyone else feel free to add!
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        blog: http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.com
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