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Digital Photography Technique => Taking Photos => Topic started by: Clive on July 20, 2012, 05:13:17 PM

Title: Benefit of a light reflector
Post by: Clive on July 20, 2012, 05:13:17 PM
Yesterday afternoon my wife (Willie) declared that she needed a photo of a huge day lily in our back yard...and the name is pretty accurate. If a blossom is nice today it can be crap tomorrow. So when she said she needed the photo for a quilt design (which I also get do do ;) ) I got right on it. Except by 3:30 PM the flower was backlighted and the light was harsh.

I always have some pieces of white Coroplast (http://www.coroplast.com/catalog/coroplast/)plastic signboard in the garage for various uses and I just happened to have one piece about 3 by 2½ feet. Willie held the high-tech reflector on the east side of the blossom and shone it onto the flower. Great fill effect. (I could have done this with a flash as well, because we have no actual use for a print quality photo...just needed the photo so I can trace a petal outline in Elements...working well.)

Anyway, thought I'd share the fill reflector effect with you.

Clive   


(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/2/d/8/63987/reflectorlily0279-0.jpg)
Title: Re: Benefit of a light reflector
Post by: Rob aka [minolta mad] on July 20, 2012, 08:46:25 PM
Just goes to show what can be achieved with the most basic of things Clive.


Rob
Title: Re: Benefit of a light reflector
Post by: chappo1 on July 21, 2012, 12:56:04 AM
Well lit Clive, it certainly makes a difference.  We bought a new stand alone upright freezer a couple of years back now and it came packed on all sides with protective styrofoam sheeting on all four sides. They make perfect reflectors too.  ....john
Title: Re: Benefit of a light reflector
Post by: subbu68 on November 05, 2012, 03:18:11 PM
It certainly looks better with the reflector.

You had appreciated mine here http://www.dynaxdigital.com/images-to-share/from-our-little-garden/ ;-) . That time I had only the puny little flash on the camera so took the help of a dressing mirror and adjascent building's alumnium facade.