The Power of Reflection: 20 Stunning Images of Mirrors and Light

By Maddie - 5 min read

This image collection demonstrates how you can use framing, angles and other techniques to create beautiful images with mirrors.

Mirrors are a part of everyday life, even more so now that most people have a camera with them constantly. However, mirrors can prove challenging when constructing a photograph. The photos in this image collection will demonstrate how you can use framing, angles and other techniques to create beautiful images with mirrors.

“You know what a camera is? A mirror with a memory.” – Anonymous

A few tips to photograph mirrors:

– Play with angles. It’s rare that a photo from straight-on (one that shows your camera/smartphone) will turn out well. Instead, play with different angles to create a more visually interesting image.
– Look for reflections all around you – in mirrors, glass, water and other objects – to create entertaining and intriguing images.
– Use many mirrors to produce playful photographs that are eye-catching and illusory.

You can see more beautiful images with mirrors in these albums: Mirror Reflection Water reflections

ThatsMe selfportrait Mirror Taking Photos by momo on EyeEm

Reflection of man on side-view mirror

son Rearview Mirror photographer canon eos 1Ds by bentphotos on EyeEm

blond Me Mirror vintage by Marianna on EyeEm

That’s me Mirror in the car by Thaís Cristina on EyeEm

EyeEm Best Shots Water reflections Your art is portable with caseable photo by LeFoox1318 on EyeEm

Reflection of buildings in water

ILLUSION Reflection Rain Check this out new York city by Gabriel on EyeEm

Black & White Mirror Taking Photos vintage by Cooty Palevich on EyeEm


haircut canon eos 1Ds Reflection father by bentphotos on EyeEm

Reflection by elinlia on EyeEm

Impossible Moments by christoph wehrer on EyeEm

Group of people with reflection on beach

These people didn’t even realize they were participating in such a great moment. IPSMinimalism beachphotography bwbeach Silhouette by Emil Pakarklis on EyeEm


Taking Photos EyeEm bnw Finding the next Vivian Maier by Renata on EyeEm

Puddleography sunset Pyramide du Louvre Silhouette by Seb Gordon on EyeEm

It’s the plane it’s the plane!!! shootermag EyeEm Best Shots – Black + White AMPt_community EyeEm Best Shots by Paul Gatter on EyeEm hipstamatic on the road by Jen Pollack Bianco on EyeEm

blackandwhite portrait noir Mirror by DrAds on EyeEm

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Scotland is cool Scotland Skiing mountains Near and Far by Rudi Taylor on EyeEm

The Path Less Traveled by Pointer Footwear Near and Far NEM memories AMPt Community by Leone Von Dizic on EyeEm