January is typically a time for reflection on how we will improve in the new year. We think of the past year, and start afresh with new goals and actions in mind. We spend time reflecting on these things, so I thought it would also make a great subject for January's creative photogrpahy challenge! Yes, reflection, but in a literal sense!
I love using reflections in my photography, and I want to really focus on it this month using different methods than I normally do. Mirrors, windows and bodies of water are the obvious answers, and there's nothing wrong with that! I love making my main subject appear in the reflection, to really bring attention to it.
Now, there are more things than just the obvious things that you can use for reflection. Think outside the box--a toaster, a spoon, the dial of a watch, glass on a fireplace, bubbles, a car, a skyscraper, sunglasses, certain walls, shiny ceilings, elevators, marbles and handrails. I mean, the list is quite long when you think of all the things that can reflect! So find those uncommon and common items that reflect--watch for them this month and then create a picture showing those reflections in fun and cool ways!
Some tips that may help you this month:
Now, as we are just beginning this, let me make clear the expectations of this challenge! Okay, so not really expectations, but more like loose guidelines! ;)
I'm a mom of 4 boys, in love with photography, especially landscapes, macro, and silhouettes.
"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place...I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." -Elliott Erwitt