I use two methods to photograph reflections, a simple manual focus and the other manual focus with f stop adjustment. You remember manual focus, right? Auto focus is great in most cases, but when photographing reflections you will drive your camera, and yourself, crazy trying to get the right focal point. Solution? Switch it off and go manual.
|Image A © David Toczko|
|Image B © David Toczko|
|Image C f 2.8 © David Toczko|
|Image D f 4.0 © David Toczko|
|Image E f 5.6 © David Toczko|
This final set of images used the first method described above, shot in total manual mode and a slightly different focal length from the same position.
|Image F 1/100 © David Toczko|
|Image G 1/200 © David Toczko|
David Toczko is a freelance, commercial photographer and author of several award winning coffee table books of photography. He teaches both basic and advanced photography classes at his local college as well as holds photography seminars throughout the year. For additional examples of his work, visit his web site. For information on seminars and purchasing his work, contact him here.
*All text and photographs contained in this article are copyrighted 2014 David Toczko