Use Your Phone Screen for Magical Photography Effect

Use Your Phone Screen for Magical Photography Effect :

Recently, VANCOUVER & CAPE TOWN based wedding photographer Mathias Fast has shared a hack on how to improve your portraits photography skills just by adding reflections, and it will take every beginner’s shots to a whole new level. And the best part is its doesn’t need any extra mirror or any instrument to get the reflection. Just a phone with big enough screen is enough to get the effect. You can Use Your Phone Screen for Magical Photography Effect, here is how .

The secret is simple. A phone screen. Using it as a reflective surface, people can easily get rid of undesired elements entering the frame or add intrigue to a simple composition.

Simple trick to get the stunning result, Here’s how it works:

1. Hold your phone horizontally at the the bottom edge of your lens, like below :

Use Your Phone Screen for Magical Photography Effect
Image credits: Mathias Fast

2. As you look through the viewfinder you’ll see part of the scene reflecting onto the lower part of the image.

Use Your Phone Screen for Magical Photography Effect
Image credits: Mathias Fast

3. Adjust phone or camera slightly while still holding it close the edge of the lens until you see a desired reflection. Do no seek for big reflection on your final image, sometimes a slight reflection can help frame a subject.

Use Your Phone Screen for Magical Photography Effect
Image credits: Mathias Fast

4. Take the picture!

Use Your Phone Screen for Magical Photography Effect
Image credits: Mathias Fast
Use Your Phone Screen for Magical Photography Effect
Image credits: Mathias Fast

Note : The reflected portion of the image will have a different exposure than the original one, it could appear darker or lighter than the rest of the image. You can apply gradient filter to make exposure sync with rest of image.

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2 comments

  1. I never thought of this. How cool! Lighting is everything when it comes to phones and cameras and all that good stuff. Makes sense how a little phone reflect does wonders for the shot.

    1. Indeed. Lighting is what makes your photograph look different and attractive. And we can use our daily object like a normal phone to play with lighting with different angle. Its a hack, trick and works like wonder.

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