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Old 02-07-2012, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Home-Made Reflector

I was noticing how my portraits had very harsh shadows, as well as not a good balance of contrast a quite often. I figured a reflector would be a good option to bring out a more evenly exposed face. Since I didn't want to spend any cash trying this out-

I built a cheap reflector from some poster board, a sheet of aluminum foil, and a piece of cardboard.

Surprisingly, it works great with reflecting light back up. I had my "model" hold the reflector facing her so that I could get some light bouncing up into her face. Here are the results, first without the reflection and second with the reflection.

I have found that the reflector brings out a more even exposure on the face, and I'm looking forward to shooting with it some more. I'm pleased with the results.

Thought I'd share,

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