Coffee Reflection Photo Op

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Russian Photographer Dina Belenko came up with this amazing photo opportunity using shapes inside a coffee cup to create a desire photo reflection. The idea was to tell a small and cozy story with each photo. Take a look!

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Coffee Reflection Photo Op

First of all, we need to make a sketch. We need to find something that will connect the reflection in the cup and all objects around it. Why do you have a sea horse in your cup? Because you’re dreaming about sea and holding a shell in your hands. Why are all these ferns surrounding your cup? Because you have a ghost dinosaur inside it.

Coffee Reflection Photo Op

Cut our figures out from paper. Remember that we will not need the figure itself, but a cutout of it in the paper. So be careful and use the sharpest knife you have (you are very lucky if you have a plotter, but it’s not very hard to do it by hand).

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Put the sheet of paper with the cutout figure between the fill light and the cup so you can clearly see a fancy reflection. Sometimes, the right size of reflection comes with your hand in the frame, but you can always capture two shoots and combine them later, so don’t worry about that.

After combining the pairs of photos into a final shot, all that remains is to slightly adjust the tones and enjoy the finished picture!

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Paulo Canabarro

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