So I was asked, “How do you photograph a mirror, front on, and not see the reflection?” The answer is that you take two photos. The first one of course is the image with your reflection in the mirror. The second image is from the position as close to the mirror as possible. Then, using the first image as a guide, replace the reflection of your tripod and camera with the view that exists without the tripod. Hint, remember to flip the image horizontally so that it looks like the reflection!