Fun with Reflectors
As a photography student, I get to play with some really cool stuff. The downside to that? It costs a fortune that as a student, I just can’t afford. That’s why I was super stoked tonight to get my hands on a set of reflective holiday placemats that work just as well as the reflectors we have been using in class the past weeks.
Why would we use a reflector, you ask? Well, because it allows us to open up shadowed areas without totally overlighting the subject. I have a few examples for you here:
The below photo is as shot, out of camera..
This one is reflected with a gold reflector to the left of camera This one is reflected with a silver reflector to the upper left This one has a red reflector upper left Reflected from above camera Reflected from below camera This one is just for funsies once I actually took down the “set” I built – shot as the average person would shoot it
- Reflectors, it’s not just me… (eastlondonphotographyclub.wordpress.com)
- Reflectors (aaronburden8.wordpress.com)
- Studio Equipment – Reflector (lc96photography.wordpress.com)