Cloisters Sun Stream by Simon Costello
Our current photography competition is now in its third week and we have already had some impressive images submitted. The theme of this competition is ‘Seeing Double’ and asks you to explore reflections and symmetry in photography. Reflections may be used in an artistic way and can include reflections in water, glass, mirrors or any highly polished surface for that matter. They add a layer of interest and depth to a photograph making it appear more visually interesting. Reflections can make an image appear to be more abstract or artistic and they can encourage the viewer to examine a scene more carefully in order to discern what is reality and what is reflected.
Of course reflection can also be interpreted a technical way and may explore the use of reflected light in photography or the use of multiple exposure as a way of layering different images to create a single new image.
Symmetry in composition can have a very powerful impact on the outcome of a photograph. Symmetry in architecture, for example, can strengthen the composition and create an eye catching point of interest. Symmetry in nature can be captured through the close up macro photography and can allow the intricate details of creation to be witnessed in all their magnificent glory.
We have had a look through our back-catalogue of images that have previously been submitted to our competitions and we’ve found some great examples of photographs that illustrate the theme Seeing Double. If you’re lacking inspiration for your own entries hopefully these images will provide some ideas of how you can capture reflections and symmetry in your photography if you are considering entering our competition.
The closing date is 30th April 2015