Photography Tips & Tricks: Shoot Through a Window

As my baby blog keeps growing (THANK YOU!), I receive more and more emails from people all around the world asking for help with some sort of photography questions. I’ve posted about how important it is for me to pay it forward and share what I know with everyone who is interested, so I’m excited to introduce you to a new series of posts I’ll be working on the next few months, bringing you some of my favorite photography tips and tricks! :)

First up is one of my very favorite tricks… photographing through a window!!!! ;) I think it’s magical that in one single shot we can capture two totally different environments. I love to make my models/clients sit inside a cozy cafe next to a window while I run outside and capture the hustle and bustle of the street reflected through the window they are looking out! It can be a bit tricky to focus if the reflection is too harsh, so I often find myself switching to manual focus when I use this technique. Another thing to keep in mind is to make sure that something dark is reflecting in the model’s face/eyes otherwise you won’t be able to see them. Just move around with your camera until you find the perfect position! It’s super simple and you can get very exciting, layered and deep shots so go out and experiment! The results are always surprising and I can honestly say that I’ve captured some of my all time favorite images with this lil trick! ;)

 

Comments

  1. Wow, these are beautiful!!
    Great tip!!! Thanks. :)

  2. Aw I can’t wait to try this! Thanks Gabby!

  3. What a great tip. These pics are sensational!!!!!!

  4. Thanks! I’m excited for more of your upcoming tips and tricks. I always thought shooting through windows was hard for some reason so I never tried it. This made it much less intimidating so I’m eager to try it out.

  5. Ooh, I’ve never tried this before! Will have to give it a shot next time I see something worthy through a window :)

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  6. beautiful! I love these! especially that top right one!

    M:)

  7. This is great!! Thanks so much for posting this! They look a little like double exposures. So fun!

  8. Great tip. I am going to try this out. :)

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