Photographing subjects in abstract, and how I use glass and prisms to create looks for my camera is the subject of this blog.

Primarily, I prefer a heart-shaped prism to cover my subjects for photographing. The heart shape is centered to exploit the explosiveness of a prism’s distortion capability.

Just about anything can be used to create abstract images with a prism, but glass, a glass subject, or a subject containing some glass is the most powerful image creator. It should be noted that a prism is less effective when placed over cloth of any kind. But there are exceptions to every rule, so results are sometimes worthwhile with this technique applied. But glass is the ruler!

I’ll do lots of experimenting and post results; there will be distortion galore, and changes of lighting to enhance the prism’s capabilities. Some images will purposefully include edges of the glass patio table, which I use extensively as a backdrop because its glass top is formed in rippled lines, and many will exhibit parts of the glass of the heart-shaped, or other, prism.

Each new post will include at least one new image. I hope you enjoy these abstract images as much as I enjoy creating them!

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Prism Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg