window photography {a guest post by Olivia}

 Sometimes you wouldn't expect the taking photos through a window would turn out.  I mean, trying to get a beautiful photograph through a dirty window?  That just doesn't make sense.  Sometimes, though, the only opportunity you will have to fulfill that photo-taking craving is to take shots through windows.  Here are some tips to achieve some great shots!
 tip number one: watch out for reflections
Through your viewfinder, you can often see reflections. Try to adjust and take a new angle.  If you take a photo and see that there is a large reflection, change your composition.  Sometimes, though, a reflection can look good.  Look at this photo:
 tip number two: shoot something different
Try a new angle.  Different composition.  The hard thing about window shots is that it's hard to make them look different from the other window shots out there.  Change your focus, move your camera up, etc.  Make your photographs unique!
tip number three: take your camera everywhere
This might be a basic tip, but take your camera in the car, to the store, to school.  Anywhere you can!  Take window shots.  I personally think that these shots can be some of the most creative!

Good luck!

I'm Olivia. I blog over at Rise and Fly. I like to call myself a hunter of beauty. A photographer, writer, reader, artist, and Christian; that's me. I love early mornings, summer days, meadows during golden hour, sleepovers with great friends, and late nights with my sisters. Jesus is my everything, and every day, I try to live my life for Him. I have ten siblings, four of whom were born in Ethiopia, a place that has captured my heart. My dream is to travel to beautiful and not-so-beautiful places and take pictures of the people who live there. Beware of sarcasm and posts about just plain life.

thanks for posting Olivia!


  1. Love the first shot! Window shots can sometimes turn out super awesome! Thanks for the tips! :D

  2. I love this idea, Olivia! I've been experimenting with window shots lately and these tips are really helpful. Plus, these photos are all gorgeous! Awesome post :)