In the world of Instagram filters, everybody thinks they're a bit of a photographer. The reality is, however, that photographer is a great skill that takes years to master.
There are a few tips and tricks that can help an inexperienced photographer a great deal. For example, wedding photographer Mathias Fast recently shared a zero-budget hack on how to improve your portraits by adding reflections, and it will take every beginner’s shots to a whole new level.
Want to know how? The secret is simple. A phone screen. Using it as a reflective surface, you can easily get rid of undesired elements entering the frame or add intrigue to a simple composition. Scroll down to check out how photographer Mathias Fast showed us how it's done…
1 Here are some examples of the finished product:
2 Oh yeah, it doesn't require Photoshop either...
3 All you need is your phone!
4 “Start by holding your phone on a horizontal plane to the bottom edge of your lens”
5 “As you look through the viewfinder you’ll see part of the scene reflecting onto the lower part of the image”
6 “Simply adjust the phone slightly (while still holding it close the edge of the lens) until you see a reflection that you like:”
7 and... Here’s the result!
12 And what did other photographers think about the hack?