Hello. I am a high school art teacher with little photography experience. One of my students is very interested in capturing a reflection of a person in a store window. Any advice?
It is really quite simple, as with all reflections they are at their best
when bright sunlight is falling on the subject (a person in this case) and
the reflection is falling on something which is in the shade (a store
window). As for exposure, a general rule of thumb is to underexpose by 1/2 to
1 stop from what the camera's meter recommends; usually 1 stop works the
best. This is because there will be a large portion of the window on which
there won't be any reflections and this area should be black. The
photographer should be standing at a 45-degree angle to the window in order
to take the picture without getting himself or herself in the photo.