Working with light
So I had a challenge when photographing an Indian restaurant in West Bridgford, Nottingham because the owners wanted a nice shot of the outside showing their posh illuminated sign. However, because the black perspex acted like a mirror, it was reflecting the two security lights positioned either side of the shop. The only angle to eliminate them was head on – OK, but not the most interesting of shots.
So with a bit of moving around, I found an angle where the reflection of one of the lights made it look like a fiery exclamation mark on the end of the Aziz Khan name, which summed up the fiery, spicy nature of Indian cuisine and looked good too. Job done!