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50 Stunning Examples Of Reflective Photography

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Using reflections in photography can lead to some amazing effects and beautiful images. Using water, windows, mirrors or any sort of reflective surface can change an image into a work of art. The wonderful thing about using reflections when taking photos is that they can completely alter the image from something fairly straightforward to something richer or abstract or otherwise more artistic. Sometimes reflections can be annoying and certainly not artistic. But creativity and good-quality photos depend on the photographer being able to see things differently, rather than seeing only one part of a larger whole.

Also, using reflected light can vastly improve the quality of lighting available. Diffused light is generally better for taking photos, and using reflected light, either as the main source of light or for highlighting, is an excellent way to capture diffused light.

Whether you choose to use reflection in an artistic way or as a source of lightning, learning to use reflections in photography will help take your photographic skills to the next level.

Below we present over 50 beautiful examples of reflective photography. All examples are linked to their sources. Below, you can also explore other works of the photographers we’ve featured here.

You may also want to take a look at the following related showcases:

Showcase Of Photos With Reflections: Link

Philippe Sainte-Laudy

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merriewells

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Mik

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François Raimbaud

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Antti-Jussi Liikala

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Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir

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Azzam Merchant

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Barbara Jones

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Julio Salinas

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kern.justin

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Lynnette Henderson

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Janusz Leszczynski

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Philippe Sainte-Laudy

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Nejdet Düzen

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Xhengis Aliu

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Ali Al-Zaidi

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Chiara

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Alfredo Corsaro

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5348 Franco

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Atwose

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Matey

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Lars A. Giusti

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Static Sparks

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Linda O’Dell

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tinygdynamite

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Apricot Cafe

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Philippe Sainte-Laudy

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Philipp Klinger

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Seldon Scott

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VISION~AIRY~

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Mike_tn

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Jörg B.

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vedd

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Ihdar Nur

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Omar Junior

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Mine Beyaz

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AmsterS@m The Wicked Reflectah
“Old School Beauty BMW reflected in a puddle in Amsterdam…no Photoshop, as usual, just some added saturation and contrast.”

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Philippe Sainte-Laudy

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Hypergurl

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Maureen_g

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Sean Mantey

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Steve Carter

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Julio

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Azzam Merchant

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Francesca Birini

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Vailancio Rodrigues is a web ninja who bakes semantic muffins. Apart from that he is also interested in Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Photography and knows little bit of Physics due to his college education . He is from Goa - a beautiful tropical paradise in India.

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  1. 1

    cool! thank’s

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  2. 2

    Nice collection :) here is one of my photos with reflection :)

    kupen.net

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  3. 3

    Great images. Very inspiring work. Love to know what equipment some of them were taken with. Well done for putting these together.

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    it’s funny, how colors changed after digital photography and photoshop postprocessing came up. it’s much more brilliant and contrasted and the effect of the movement of the picture as itself is more merging into the search of detailed information in big connotations – this search for deep meanings and expressions in photography was always there, the perspective is just changing a lot through modern equipment.

    anyway, sometimes there was a “wow” looking at the pictures of this list.

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  5. 5

    Great collection of photos!

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  6. 6

    Thanks. great photos. !!!

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    www.galaxyspectrum.com

    November 30, 2008 3:36 pm

    Nice colors – but Some are a bit too Photoshopped

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    Niiiice!!
    Thanks =)

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    I miss the days of the darkroom….

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    I also got to great examples photographed by me right here:
    Water reflection
    The world seen through my eyes

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    Awesome selection!

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    Eric- New Orleans Condos and Lofts

    November 30, 2008 6:34 pm

    Lools like water and clouds are in a lot of these. You gave me some great ideas.

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    2expertsdesign.com

    November 30, 2008 6:43 pm

    Great Collection!

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    Gorgeous!!!!!

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    Amazing collection. a smash hit.

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    Some of them are truly amazing! Some of them are a bit ‘regular’ though inspiring. Thanks.

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    I’m a sucker for a good reflective photograph with still water and a few lights like the Kristy Lee, Hobart taken a few nights ago.

    Nice set. HDR is starting to wear a bit thin on me though, its getting oversold lately IMO.

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    Thanks for giving so many new ideas!

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    Amazing!!!

    I like all these, but my first one is “Linda O’Dell”

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    i hate this ucking HDR.

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    Though some of these underwent Photoshop and what nots, it would have been kick a$$ if they were raw…Im not complaining, I mean Im a photographer myself and I know that mastering the camera is no palk in the wark…I mean…Walk in the Park…beautiful post of really inspiring images and place i wish I could afford to go to someday.

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    I think that the reflection in the geko last click is a post-production fake reflection (waves can’t be like that).

    Also: I like when a photo with reflection is flipped uspide down, like this one from a friend of mine. Original and clever!

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    Francesco Carrella

    December 1, 2008 1:27 am

    I have this example of reflective photo.. :]

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    Maybe too picky, but at least a couple of them are not reflections, but refractions. :-)
    Nice set, anyway

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    Some awesome shots there :-)

    Two of my reflection shots on flickr
    B&W with colour
    and
    Marina at Night

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    Amateur Photographer

    December 1, 2008 2:23 am

    some nice shots on here.

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    I love these, I like to capture reflections in my oil paintings it’s one of my favorite thing about painting in oils.

    I even did a reflection in my logo on my website :) not an art site :)

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    stunning! love the castle!

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