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How you should(n't) photograph a mirror

It could be so easy. But why make anything easy if it can be complicated?

I thought it wasn't too difficult to take a picture of a mirror. You take a camera, hold it toward the mirror and press the shutter button. It's done a million times a day. I suppose the mirror is the most photographed object in the world.

But I guess that's exactly where the problem lies: the force of habit strikes back. Apparently, people are so used to displaying mirrors with themselves in the shot that they don't know how to do anything else anymore. In other words: no one manages to take a picture of nothing but a mirror. For example, go to any online sales page for a mirror.

It should be so simple: you don't stand in front of the mirror but next to it and capture the image diagonally. If the mirror is on the floor and facing the ceiling, there really shouldn't be any problems. On Ricardo, most people do it right.

A prime example!
Source: ricardo.ch

But why should life be so simple? Here are a few pictures of people who don't want to make themselves too obvious when selling their mirrors. It's fascinating how much effort they put in and how creative they become.

It's a little awkward, but hey: they got what they wanted!

Vampires and Spider-Men have a natural advantage, of course.

That could work.

This, on the other hand, does not.

«If I don't see you, you don't see me either» – even as a child that never really worked out, did it?

Haven’t had enough? On Reddit (of course) there's an inexhaustible reservoir of highly mystifying mirror photos.

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David Lee, Zurich

  • Senior Editor
My interest in IT and writing landed me in tech journalism early on (2000). I want to know how we can use technology without being used. Outside of the office, I’m a keen musician who makes up for lacking talent with excessive enthusiasm.

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User Anonymous

Finde es sehr gut wie Digitec den Inhalt mit Beiträgen bereichert usw., aber wenn ich so einen Beitrag seh, denk ich mir ist der Schritt nicht mehr weit zu Katzenvideos. Vielleicht könnt Ihr den Ramschinhalt auf Galaxus.ch abschieben und hier interessant bleiben?

24.06.2019
User damir.l

Katzenvideos!

24.06.2019
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User Anonymous

Und was genau hat ein solcher 20min Artikel auf Digitec verloren?

24.06.2019
User jeevanandk

Das Gleiche wie er auf 20min verloren hat. Klicks!

24.06.2019
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User ZHK5

Ich verkaufe defekte Spiegel, flickr.com/photos/drejsworl... =)

24.06.2019
User maurice.4

stabil

25.06.2019
User JCodes

Schönes Bild der 4er Tramstrecke ;)

25.06.2019
User ZHK5

danke euch !

04.07.2019
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User wray

*cough* r/mirrorsforsale *cough*

24.06.2019
User d.berardone

der subreddit heisst so und der Name passt auch :)

25.06.2019
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User Dreami

Müsste es nicht r/MirrorSforSale sein?

24.06.2019
User d.berardone

der subreddit heisst so und der Name passt auch :)

25.06.2019
User Dreami

Es gibt eben beides, und "meiner" hat mehr Member ;)

25.06.2019
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User deadstar

Danke viel mals für ein neues Subreddit, dem ich jetzt folge.

25.06.2019
User Anonymous

Da gefällt mir der Artikel von Fontana besser... Dave! Da geht mehr! Hat mein Lehrmeister manchmal zu mir gesagt... Er hatte recht.

26.06.2019
User oliverjunior

Statt die erstbesten Bilder von Reddit oder Google in diesem, 20min verdächtig ähnlichen, Artikel zu verwenden, wäre ein Guide wie man einen Spiegel RICHTIG fotografiert wesentlich interessanter.

Vielleicht beim nächsten Mal...

19.07.2019