Most imagery contains layers of some kind: subject and background, f/g m/g and b/g, for example. In this exercise you’ll experiment with ways of making layered imagery in your camera and in the following exercise, you’ll experiment with using image layers in Photoshop. Look out of a window from inside and make a photograph that includes all three of these elements:
• foreground detail in front of the window
• a reflection of something in the window
• background environment on the other side of the window.
Consider the light carefully. If there’s a dark area on the other side of the window, it will help the window act as a mirror for an illuminated object inside.
Approach: Reflections are something that has fascinated me for as long as I can recall. So when this exercise came by, it was really something that I loved to do. For my final images, I have made two photographs at dusk, when its dark enough to catch reflections from the inside on to the glass partition as well as see the scene outside.
These are just some images I made that I had fun doing. They are not exactly per the brief but reflections being formed, creating fascinating visual imagery, creating layers and effects. Photography is great fun and doing this was even greater fun.