Today’s project uses mirrors and just your cell phone (or a camera) to create some amazing effects.
Reflections can turn something mundane into something abstract or more artistic. Mirrors can give depth to your image and show things that are usually hidden from a camera — like what’s behind it!
Here are a couple of images I made. You can get even more creative if are not in isolation by yourself and have someone to hold things! (LOL!)
I started simple with one mirror that I put on an angle next to a painting with one palm tree…and like magic, my photo looks like there are now two trees. (Fig 1)
Next I used three mirrors (one bigger and two smaller) to get this kaleidascope-like image of a decorated egg. Tip: Makeup mirrors work great. (Fig 2)
Here are a few other fun images from Pinterest to inspire you, including one using a broken mirror for a really cool effect. (Fig 3, Fig 4, Fig 5)
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home” – Twyla Tharp
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