Few months ago I saw few intereting photos online that motivated me to go out and shoot reflections.
It was freezing outside so the first idea for a good photo that popped into my mind was the castle in Limbricht close to Sittard.
When I got there the lake around was frozen solid which reflected the castle beautifully.
As you can see from the photo, I was there early in the morning when the sky was clear.
Very important when you shoot reflections. The light is reflecting much better when the Sun is still low.
Taking the photo is one thing but to make the reflection stand out and bring the colors to life is another thing.
I was shooting in manual mode and RAW. Don’t even know why I’m bringing this up. It makes sense that if you want your photos look better you must shoot in RAW.
The magic always happens in Lightroom and then in Photoshop. That’s where you can bring the colors, select certain parts of the photo and boost that up.
Exactly what I did in this photo. I selected the water and played with the exposure to make it stand out a little.
If you don’t know how to do it, don’t worry. There is an amazing traning called the “Lightroom Mastery” where I believe (but don’t quote me on that) in lesson 9 or 10 Ben talls about the selection and how to use them. Pretty awesome stuff.
So there is no excuse for you to not be able to turn any photo into stunning image.
In fact, when you done with the training I believe you can make any photo look amazing…
If you think it’s something you would be interested about here it is…
All the best…