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30 Striking Examples of Reflection in Photography

30 Striking Examples of Reflection in Photography

Reflections are all around us, and are a large part of natural beauty. I particularly like reflections as the symmetry created draws parralels to some of the primary principles of good design. Additionally the reflections often expose things not obvious in the original subject. Often reflections can take on new, and more interesting forms, displaying an entirely new dimension to things.

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Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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  1. adone says:

    Amazing photos:-)

  2. I like how in the last photo the reflection reveals the intirety of the subjects while the actual subjects in reality are only partially visible. Brilliant.

  3. Dany Vilela says:

    Beautiful collection! Love the dolphin!

    I also recommand these amazing photographs:


  4. Richie says:

    Cool stuff, Tom… These photographs send out a very strong message. Awesome collection

  5. Andrew Yates says:

    Nice selection. Love the detail on the bird shot.

  6. parthu says:

    nice cool stuff tom

  7. Emma Hopkins says:

    What a great collection of photos! If only I could manipulate photos in that way. Speaking on photo manipulation, I ran across this article on photo manipulation with PhotoShop and how it has effected the world… quite an interesting take:

  8. Tom says:

    Travis: Good observation! I knew there was something I especially loved about that piece! :)

    I’m glad everyone appreicated the article!

  9. abulgul says:

    Fine artistic collection ….Thnx

  10. TutsBot says:

    Thanks alot for this amazing roundup :)

  11. Wow, really great photography! Just makes we want to go out and take some photo’s of reflections, very inspiring!


  12. i was mesmerized throughout the post! but the last one was the most fabulous one! i am into designing and printing myself ( and i look forward to such inspirational designs.thanks!

  13. Great photography and capturing of reflection, i really like the reflection on the hot air balloon image, no ripple in the water what so ever, just looks like a mirror copy of the balloons. Thanks for the refreshing post.

  14. dezineidea says:

    great, amazing collection, keep up the good work


    These are Bueatiful something I will try to achive . Bueatiful !!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Hi! Just wonder how many hours takes to make all the “magic”.
    I have only 24 hours a day.
    Working even on weekends to catch up.


    With respect

  17. AK says:

    Amazing collection, thanks for putting in so much effort and giving us these views. As ps fans, we are always trying to recreate nature, and these photographs serve as a guidepost to show how much further we have to go.

  18. Really inspirative! I’m fascinated by reflection effect in photography and I take reflection shot very often.
    Please have a look to this shots:

    There are more of them around the photoblog but I don’t want to spam.. ^_^’

    Nice collection anyway.
    Thank you!

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  20. appletxm says:

    nice collection, thank you

  21. Some awesome work here, shame deviant have slapped their watermark all over the cool glasses image. The kingfisher is an amazing shot.

  22. Stephanie says:

    i think that the picture of the trees before the photo of the yellow flower would almost be more interesting if flipped over, a lot of photos with reflections do!

  23. Elaine says:

    Hi there

    I am busy completing the design on my website and it has a blog component that I am calling reflections, which will house some of my musings and writings. I just wanted to know if the pictures displayed on your reflection series has copyright?


    • Tom Ross says:

      Hi Elaine. We don’t own these images, and we only republish them giving full links to the original author by way as credit. I would recommend asking the original authors for usage on your own website. :)

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