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    This Photographer’s Trick For Creating Magical Photos Is Actually So Easy

    There's some real magic going on right here.

    I know what you're thinking when you look at this awesome wedding photo. It's probably something along the lines of, "How'd they do that?!"

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    I mean, look how cool!!

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    Turns out, you don't need fancy equipment or software to get the disappearing edge effect. As photographer Mathias Fast recently learned, all you need is a camera and an iPhone.

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    "I'm hardly the first person to use it, but I 'discovered' it for myself at a wedding one day when I was photographing the bride getting ready," he told BuzzFeed. "The bridesmaids had their phones lying on the table and I saw the reflections they were creating. I realized that at the right angle and distance I could incorporate the reflections into a photograph while disguising the fact that they were coming from a phone."

    Although Fast uses a professional camera to achieve the effect, he said you can use any phone or entry-level camera in a pinch.

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    Here's Fast's step-by-step guide to the technique, from a post he wrote for PetaPixel:

    1. Start by holding your phone on a plane horizontal to the bottom edge of your lens.

    2. As you look through the viewfinder you’ll see part of the scene reflecting onto the lower part of the image.

    3. Simply adjust the phone slightly (while still holding it close the edge of the lens) until you see a reflection that you like.

    4. Take the picture!

    Sometimes, the effect is dramatic and ethereal.

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    But other times, it's much more subtle, but equally lovely.

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    Either way, it's pretty incredible, and Fast said his clients are always thrilled with the results.

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    "Like with any other photography trick, I try to use this technique sparingly throughout a wedding or portrait session so it doesn't get gimmicky," he said. "My clients love receiving images that stand out from other wedding photos."

    I mean, wouldn't you be?

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