reflector question

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  1. Rachelsne

    Rachelsne TPF Noob!

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    Who holds them or how do you use them for outside portraits?

    And how do you know which one to buy, I see there are white, silver gold...

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Don't you have a team of assistants? ;)

    It's usually easiest if you have someone to hold the reflector.

    You could use a light stand and something like THIS to hold the reflector.

    As for the different types. White is good for just about anything, silver will reflect more light than white, and also give it a big of a hard quality which is good if you want specular highlights. Gold will warm up the light, so you can make it look like your subject is being lit by a sunset etc.

    I suggest getting a 5 in 1 reflector. You get a white, gold & silver reflector. Plus you get a black side to block light and the last one is a diffusion screen.
     
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    yes but they are busy getting my lunch, massaging my shoulders and painting my toe nails


    Ok thanks, i saw the 5 in one reflectors and thats what sparked my question, It looks like ill be getting a reflector stand if they are the easiest to use, Of course the main thing I need is people to practice on :)
     
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    I didnt know if you meant to ask this but the point would be to fill in the shadows on a face when shooting and you have one main light source (the sun)
     
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    Where do I sign up for the massage position? :D
     

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