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,
On a side note, you perfected the JJ Abrams lens/solar flare look. Other than that I can't tell a difference.
My wife and I have used the foldable things they make for you to put in your car windshield to keep the sun off the seats as reflectors. I believe it worked pretty well, and you can get them for a couple of bucks. The one we have has a silver side, but it is very wrinkely, so i figured it was sort of self diffusing.
EDIT: This thing. http://www.amazon.com/Windshield-Sun.../dp/B001DZWXTW
Bigballa, do you have a flash other than the pop-up?
You getting at fill flash Ballyhoo? I was going to mention similar...
Fill plus use of the reflecctor to overpower the sun light without losing the background.
Yes I do. Where would I put the flash to pull that off?
hey thats pretty simple man, might have to make one my self tonight
edit: hmm that sun shield looks like it would work well also
I bought one of these for $10. Great investment so far.
Amazon.com: Neewer 110CM 43" 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector: Camera & Photo
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