Photo Tutorial: How to Use Reflections to Create Balanced Compositions

My fascination with reflections started as a child while watching Bob Ross paint majestic landscapes with oil on canvas. His work often showed mountains residing in the upper half of the painting while a sparkling body of water claimed the bottom half. The reflection essentially connected the main subject to the rest of the environment. By utilizing the entire frame, it felt as if you could walk into the scene. His method seemed to bring the artwork to life. For photographers, it's possible to create a similar feeling with your camera. If you want to learn more about photographing reflections, read my photo tutorial here.