How to work with crystals and prisms in photography

Light is extremely important when taking photographs, and prisms and crystals can change the way light looks in an image. Use prisms of different shapes and sizes and crystals such as quartz to manipulate natural light and add dimension to photos.
Make sure the prisms and/or crystals are big enough to be held in front of the camera without any fingertips showing in the shot. Crystals do not have to be white or clear; colored crystals create different looks.
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Materials
- Variety of prisms
- Crystals such as quartz, white and/or colored
- Hanging crystal
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Instructions
Step 1. Grasp the prism near a bottom point. Bring it partially in front of the lens. Turn the prism until it catches the light and refracts it the way you want. Take the photograph.
Step 2. Turn the prism until it reflects part of the environment if you want the look of a double exposure.
Step 3. Hold the quartz near a bottom point. Bring it partially in front of the lens. Turn the crystal until it creates the desired look. Take the photograph.
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Step 4. Dangle a prism partially in front of the lens for a more random-looking shot.
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