Sky Mirror Photography Tips: 14 Poses to Try With Your Friends

There’s a reason why people flock to the Sky Mirror, and that’s to take fun photos that make you look like you are on another planet. Or at least, standing on a gigantic mirror created from the reflection of the sea.

We went to Bagan Datuk, a fishing village in Perak, to see their Sky Mirror. But there was more to see than just that. The underrated village is also known for their Blue Tears Phenomenon, fireflies cruise, eagle feeding, and impressive seafood platter. Here’s where you can book a 2D1N package in Bagan Datuk.

Additional tips before you go: Wear bright colours for the best results, or colour coordinate with your friends. Most importantly, bring people who are just as crazy and spontaneous as you are!

Without further ado, we’ve compiled 14 shots you can plan out with your photo-savvy buddies before heading to the Sky Mirror.

1. Yoga

If you know a thing or two about yoga, it’s time to let it shine. Pull of a standing pose like the Warrior, Tree Pose, or Half Moon for beginners, or work your way up to a Bridge or Handstand for intermediate and advanced levels.

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Level 2

Level 3

2. Ballet

Get your dance moves on, be it ballet, hip hop, or modern jazz. Or at least, learn a few poses just for the shot.

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Level 2

Level 3

3. Umbrella Academy

Props are often provided by the operator, especially bright rainbow-coloured umbrellas. That’s because they stand out so well.


It’s better with friends

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4. Side Plank

Test out some of your exercise poses!

5. Honey I Shrunk the Kids

Sky Mirrors are great for playing with perspectives. Get a friend to run far enough and pretend you’re a giant.

6. Jurassic Park

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s – a T-Rex! Get creative by trying something out of the ordinary, like facing danger rather than running from it.

7. Biggest Fan

The sillier you allow yourself to be, the better!

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8. Falling Eiffel

9. Better Together

No better time to pull out some couple shots!

10. Kung Fu Fighting

This requires some coordination but it’s fun to try. Have both you and your friend jump high enough with the poses you see below to get a fearsome martial arts movement.

11. Pinwheel

Pinewheels are best done with 3 people and a little bit of stamina.

12. Thousand Hands Dance

Think traditional Thai dances, and you’ll get several ideas for posing with your friends.

13. Soldier March

Look out for poses that require coordination with your mates. There is something strangely satisfying about seeing everything perfectly ordered and symmetrical.

14. Jump into Adventure

Check out the video below to see how we made our final creative pose in video format, using a pail, perspective and some imagination.

Watch the video:

The Sky Mirror is one of the many natural attractions available in Bagan Datuk. In addition to this, you can also experience the Blue Tears phenomenon, fireflies watching, eagle feeding, clam catching and other village traditions. Book a 2D1N package in Bagan Datuk with Sky Mirror and Blue Tears on LokaLocal.

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