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Digital Photography Technique => Taking Photos => Topic started 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.
Just goes to show what can be achieved with the most basic of things Clive.
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
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.