DAY 7 – “GLASS” – INTERACT WITH A SURFACE :

worms eye view of spiral stained glass decors through the roof
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Day Seven: “Glass” — Interact with a Surface

Experimenting with glass can create multi-layered and unpredictable shots. Consider this landscape from an estate near Inverness, Scotland:

It’s a lovely scene, but what happens when we place an old, creaky window between the viewer and this garden?

Even if you prefer the view without the window, note how this pane of glass introduces a story and adds a layer of complexity to the image. What’s the story behind this estate? Who’s looking out the window?

Incorporate a form of glass — a window, a mirror, a wine glass, sunglasses, or something else — in today’s image.

Today’s Tip: Interact with the glass. Look through or between. Experiment with your flash both on and off. Pick it up and move it around (if possible). Don’t be afraid to experiment.

Day Seven: “Glass” — Interact with a Surface

Not sure how to approach today’s shot? Here are ways to experiment with glass:

  • Look for reflections.
  • Gaze through or between or over or under.
  • Experiment with your flash both on and off.
  • Shine an artificial light source on it.
  • Combine multiple mirrored surfaces.
  • Play with something unconventional (a candle holder, a dirty windshield, an LCD screen).
  • Use the elements — sun, rain, fog, for example — to enhance your shot.
Photo at Alcatraz by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.
Photo at Alcatraz by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.

More ideas of shooting with glass:

silver imac displaying line graph placed on desk
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Now, you can purchase computer monitors by clicking on the link in red: computer monitors.

Photo by Dylan Freedom on Unsplash
Photo by Renee Fisher on Unsplash

This is a challenge to come up with really creative photos using glass. Use your imagination, as with the things you have seen in today’s blog. Be sure one thing you try is the use of a polarizing filter. Using this filter eliminates reflections from glass. It is a wonderful filter to use.

A polarizing filter is a great filter to use, when you don’t want

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I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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