Week #10: Reflection

To be shot and submitted between Sunday, Mar 1 and Sunday, Mar 8 (noon, Eastern)

According to some ancient cultures, mirrors reflect the “shadow soul” – the truest nature of an individual. Other superstitions believe that breaking a mirror can yield 7 years of bad luck. Still others state that reciting “Bloody Mary” in front of a mirror can conjure a spirit.

There’s certainly no shortage of folklore related to mirrors and reflections. As early as the Greek Narcissus, reflections have captured our imagination for their ability to reveal something about ourselves and our world.

So, take a moment to reflect this week, and see what catches your eye. It needn’t be mysterious, sinister or even from a mirror (in fact, we encourage you to get outside!) – but hopefully you’ll capture something beautiful!

Tips and Tuts for this week:


Looking for more inspiration? Check out “Reflections” from 2012. Or our “Reflecting” albums from 2013 and 2014.

Extra Credit: “Shoot with Film”

A composite photo is “composed” (get it? “composite!”) of several source images. Usually this involves taking multiple images and combining them in Photoshop (Hint: using a tripod and taking a few images in the same scene, with the same settings, is the easiest way to get started! See this tutorial for more.)

For extra credit, create a composite photo for the Reflection challenge. Perhaps your subject and its reflection can be different from each other? Here’s some extra 52Frames inspiration. (Unofficial extra-extra credit: figure out a way to not use a mirror!)


Again, it is not necessary to work in this Extra Credit piece. It’s extra credit!