Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Collapsible reflectors can turn a mundane shot into something very dynamic if used correctly. Several companies offer these reflectors in a variety of sizes, like Lastolite, Impact & Flexfill to name a few. It's almost vital you have one in your gear bag if you're shooting outdoors. A slight manipulation of sunlight with a reflector can make your subject or on-camera talent pop with minimal effort. A gold reflector disc was used on the shot you see here, to light up an otherwise flat looking lighting scenario. I like using gold colored reflectors, because they "warm" up the shot a bit. They're also work great as scrims or diffusion. If you have an assistant standing around, then this could be their job!