I know I’m super-late to the prisming party, but I just learned about it this week! Prisming is exactly what it sounds like: using a prism to create reflections & interesting images in photos. You can see some great examples here, or read about it on Sam Hurd’s website. Sometimes it’s really nice to work on something that you don’t have a lot invested in, emotionally. I don’t care if I’m terrible at prisming because I’m just doing it for fun. As with most things photography-related, practice is required. Here are just a few of my first attempts (these were all taken indoors on a cloudy day):

prisming 1
prisming 2
prisming 3

The cool thing about this technique is that it doesn’t require fancy or expensive equipment. You could easily do it with your phone or a point-and-shoot camera, too, so give it a shot (pun intended)! This photo was taken with my Galaxy S4, the VSCO app, and a prism:

prisming phone

I would like to get a longer prism so that I don’t have to worry about getting my fingers in the photo. Sam Hurd recommends this one. I can’t wait to try it outside on a sunny day. Here is my lovely model & assistant holding our prism:

zane with the prism

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Kelli Ann Wilson

Kelli lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Damian and their two children. She works as a writer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, taking pictures, walking in the woods, and celebrating the seasons of nature and the feasts, festivals, and holy days of the Christian year.

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