Photography isn’t just about expensive cameras and settings. You can make the best use of your creativity to come up with something amazing. Even the smallest of the properties can make your photographs dreamy.
Wedding photographer Mathias Fast, has an incredible skill that allows him to take his captured images to the next level without any apps or gimmicks.
He said: “I’m hardly the first person to use it but ‘discovered’ it for myself at a wedding one day when I was photographing the bride getting ready.” All you need is a camera and a smartphone.
He further added: “The bridesmaids had their phones lying on the table and I saw the reflections they were creating. I realized that at the right angle and distance I could incorporate the reflection(s) into a photograph while disgusting the fact that they were coming from a phone.”
“As you look through the viewfinder you’ll see part of the scene reflecting onto the lower part of the image,” he explained.
Since the phone is always carried around it becomes a friendly tool to use whenever the photographer wants.
He continued: “I try not to overuse it (like with anything it can get gimmicky if used too much) but definitely incorporate it a couple times throughout a wedding or portrait session. Sometimes the effects are subtle, sometimes they are much more dramatic. My goal is always to have the viewer pause for a second and try to figure out what is going on in the image.”
According to him, the trick is not even exclusive to smartphone screens.
“When I’m photographing, my eyes are constantly being drawn to anything remotely reflective that I can use to frame the subject with. Counter-tops, windows – I’ve even used the surface of my watch to bounce some interesting light into a scene,” he said.
Here are some of his creative photographs:
To know more about Mathias’ photography, you can visit his website or follow him on Facebook and Instagram.