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[B.I.T.S. Photography pills] Part 1 - Reflections

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What would you like to be discussed next?

  1. History of photography

  2. Shadows

  3. Portrait

  4. Street photography

  5. Conceptual

  6. Important photographers

  7. Photography books

  8. Theory (gestalt laws, composition, how to read an image...)

  9. Film photography

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  1. B.I.T.S.
    User of the Year 2019 Oct 30, 2019

    B.I.T.S. , Oct 30, 2019 :
    DISCLAIMER
    After reading this post your eyes might mutate.
    You might start seeing differently.
    The world probably won't look the same way.

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    IMPORTANT
    Please do not post random unrelated photos.
    This isn't a thread for your issues with Android 10.
    Thank you.

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    Header reflections.jpg

    - Once someone told me that a magician never reveals their tricks.
    My answer was: I share them so everyone can do magic. -

    Hello, my dear reader. You might remember me from other threads, other places, other... Well, you get the idea.

    Anyway, allow me to make a short introduction of myself: I started in the photography world almost 10 years ago. I learned everything I could by myself, participating in photography forums, reading articles, watching videos... Until I decided I wanted to take it seriously and I jumped in art school. There I learned how to listen, things I shouldn't do, I smelt for the first time the origin of the photography and what appreciate it the most: I studied history. I, being a history hater since history was a subject in school, turned into a lover of the history of photography. I could keep telling you about this, but let's start.

    Reflections. A physic phenomenon that happens thanks to the light, and surfaces with special features. What's the most reflective thing that everyone has around? A mirror. (No, I'm not gonna talk about selfies on the mirror...). But not only that, your phone is a reflection creator, a glass, a window, a quiet river, some tables, even the rain. As you see, reflections are everywhere, being camouflaged around us.

    I can hear you thinking... Why are you telling us all this? Now we can start for real. Reflections can add another level to your photos, creating symmetries, adding an uncommon (even uncomfortable) touch, and what I enjoy the most, they can create another world inside our world. They can tell a whole different story, they can add together things that wouldn't be together without them.

    You've been waiting for this moment... Let's see some examples.

    Some buildings have windows that behave like mirrors, deforming reality. Or... Is that "reality" already deformed?

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    Shop windows are a mine of treasures. What's inside? What's outside? Can dialogue both sides? Do we have a love story?

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    Enough of cristal examples, what about water? A river? A common example, yet many times is forgotten. An asymmetric symmetry? A plant alphabet?

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    Water is cool for reflections, right? And rain is also water... (I know, I'm a smart cookie :p)

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    And unusual, weird surfaces.

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    I think these are enough, to get and understand the idea I wanted to share.

    Now, it is your turn. Look around, find them, observe them, play with them, move in every direction... And, if you want it for you, shoot. I'd love to see your creations!



    P.S. This thread is the first one of others that I'm planning for the future, you can help me decide upcoming topics with the poll (you can vote up to 4), or suggest what you'd like me to discuss. My aim is to talk about photography in general, not necessarily phone photography, tho this could be also a topic if you want.
     
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  2. Wonderwoman13
    KitKat Oct 30, 2019

    Wonderwoman13 , Oct 30, 2019 :
    Awesome thread my boooo! Wonderfully written and beautiful shots! ლ(◕ω◕ლ)
    And indeed reflection is a topic, not many have discussed...glad you wrote about it:)

    Was waiting for this thread (you know that);)
    Would really help and clear so many doubts of many photography enthusiastics!:)

    Can't wait to see more of such shutter topics from you!;)

    PS- loved the header shot!
     

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  3. rameshshreyas
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 30, 2019

    rameshshreyas , via OnePlus 7T Glacier Blue , Oct 30, 2019 :
    Y my one plus 4 show blur fotos when clicking? Loading 10 minutes no click good fotos WHEN ARE YOU GIVING ANDROID 10 UPDATEEEEEEEEEEEE!?!?!?!

    Bad humor aside, awesome shots! Wonderful perspective. Love to see you work with multiple reflections, like a kaleidoscope?
     

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  4. script
    Nougat Moderator Oct 30, 2019

    script , Oct 30, 2019 :
    Great, interesting and beautiful thread. I will be here often:)

    Thx BITS
     

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  5. B.I.T.S.
    User of the Year 2019 Oct 30, 2019

    B.I.T.S. , Oct 30, 2019 :
    Thank you very very very much my boo ლ(ꈍωꈍლ)
    You were an awesome support and help to create this, and you know it! So, thank you again.

    You scared me... :rolleyes: I wish I could give away my Android 10 update :p

    Thank you for your kind words. :)

    Thank you script!! I appreciate your words ( ꈍᴗꈍ)
    I'll be happy to see you around.
     

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  6. rameshshreyas
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 30, 2019

    rameshshreyas , Oct 30, 2019 :
    Lol xD
    I wish it worked on a non-existing phone :p:p:D:D
     

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  7. YRJ
    Marshmallow Oct 30, 2019

    YRJ , Oct 30, 2019 :
    Wow, @B.I.T.S. this thread is a visual feast!
    Hope that it does not get inundated with "bad camera, update please" posts.
     

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  8. B.I.T.S.
    User of the Year 2019 Oct 30, 2019

    B.I.T.S. , Oct 30, 2019 :
    Or random shots... Fingers cross.
    Thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed it :oops:
     

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  9. Starcommander
    Lollipop Oct 30, 2019

    Starcommander , Oct 30, 2019 :
    Yesssssssssd @B.I.T.S. Its finally out.. I know how much you worked hard on this(θ‿θ)
    Such a great thread!
    All images are out of this world @B.I.T.S.
    Oneplus should hire you!
    Why do we need photography classes when we have the best photographer in the forums willing to teach
     
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  10. B.I.T.S.
    User of the Year 2019 Oct 30, 2019

    B.I.T.S. , Oct 30, 2019 :
    And you were also such a supportive and helper part in this. Thank you very much Estrellita! ( ꈍᴗꈍ)
     

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  11. Impersonal
    Jelly Bean Oct 30, 2019

    Impersonal , Oct 30, 2019 :
    Great, interesting, genius named thread, came here for le funny style of writing and stayed for the themed ideea and awesome person behind it, whom I know put a lot of effort and thought behind this thread, a smart cookie ;), I'm all for reflections (and meditations ) see what I did there
    That beeing said I really am not that much, into producing photography, yet, I always had find it fascinating, also love the history of it, and really like watching the pretty shots made by talented people (like yourself @B.I.T.S.), so looking forward to future picture posts from all you here...

    Thank You!

    Ps: I voted for "shadows" obviously :p, although "portrait" was also high on my curiosity list...

    Pss: I hope the (unsolicited) DP game will get better around here, all whom sport a "female" avatar would appreciate that.

    Cheers
     

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  12. B.I.T.S.
    User of the Year 2019 Oct 30, 2019

    B.I.T.S. , Oct 30, 2019 :
    I don't know anymore how to say thanks to you...

    Maybe this series of photography will make you want to start shooting! I'm here for any advice, help or anything I can do.

    You can vote up to 4 options, so you can add the portrait option if you want to!
    (It surprises me that theory is winning!! Guys that's not a fun topic... :rolleyes:)

    Thank you veeeeeeeery much my dear.

    Wait, did I say thank you? No? Really?

    Thank you. ლ(ꈍωꈍლ)
     

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  13. Impersonal
    Jelly Bean Oct 30, 2019

    Impersonal , Oct 30, 2019 :
    Thank you!

    In my entuziasm I already casted my vote, so can't go back, just add a +1 for "Portrait" "Street photography" and "Important photographers" when you're analyzing the vote..

    Cheers Bolita !
     

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    buntycubal, Bouncer71 and B.I.T.S. like this.
  14. B.I.T.S.
    User of the Year 2019 Oct 30, 2019

    B.I.T.S. , Oct 30, 2019 :
    I just edited it so you can change your votes! I thought it was active... ლ(ꈍωꈍლ)
     

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    Bouncer71 and Impersonal like this.
  15. MosheG1
    Jelly Bean Oct 30, 2019

    MosheG1 , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Oct 30, 2019 :
    awesome thread!
    it's always so cool to see the world from a different perspective. who knew mirrors and things that reflect could be so cool and artistic?!?
    loved it!
     

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    Bouncer71 and B.I.T.S. like this.
  16. script
    Nougat Moderator Oct 30, 2019


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  17. B.I.T.S.
    User of the Year 2019 Oct 30, 2019

    B.I.T.S. , Oct 30, 2019 :
    I know right? Thank you very much!!

    My second photo was taken at the same place as your first one! Ah, I miss Köln... It was were I started taking photos and learning about photography.
    Thank you for sharing them :)
     

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  18. woSch
    Marshmallow Oct 30, 2019


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  19. script
    Nougat Moderator Oct 30, 2019

    script , Oct 30, 2019 :
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    I remembered another pic, taken this year.

    Nice that you've been to Cologne. Somehow, when I saw your pic, I felt reminded to my old pic, haha. Now I know why, BITS

    this has nothing to do with reflections, it's just nice,I captured it 5 min ago:)

     

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  20. luigimario
    The Lab - OnePlus 6T Reviewer Oct 30, 2019

    luigimario , Oct 30, 2019 :
    When OnePlus 3 gets Android 10? Lol somebody's going to ask seriously soon enough, don't worry. Got a few photos for you.

    Empire State building reflected in a building across the street.
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    Osaka Castle in Japan.
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    View of across the river from Hiroshima Castle, Japan.
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    This one's pretty obvious where.
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