Reflector used - should be visible in final photo ?

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  1. craige4u

    craige4u TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    I am a newbie and just shot sum photos in studio, now i have used reflector and the pose is like he is laying his hand on the reflector standing and looking straight...

    Now in this, is it ok if i keep the reflector visible in the final photo?

    THe reflector used is White Thermocol

    NOTE: This photo is for my portfolio and if i cut the reflector his hands are chopping off !
    Also Sum1 told me if i make visible reflector in the photo it will make me luk more of a professional rather than newbie
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Spelling word correctly will also make you look more professional. ;)

    Having any of the lighting equipment in the photos is almost always a no-no. I would certainly not include a photos like that in a portfolio.
     
  3. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    well, if the image should transport the idea of being taken in a studio .. then show the reflector.

    if not, reshoot, since cutting the hand off does probably not realy do good to the image.

    however, it would be easier to judge if we could see the image.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    well, photographic gears can be used as a sort of props ... it just has to look as if it was not in the image by accident, but wanted there.

    I think we really need to see the image.
     
  5. Big Mike

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

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    Well if it's a prop, which can be anything, then it's OK. If it's a part of the lighting, then it's probably not. If it's a piece of the lighting gear that just happened to be used as a prop, that might be OK but will probably look like a mistake. Yes, seeing the image would certainly help.
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    This is your shot, right?

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    You should be able to be the judge of something like this.
     
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    Hey Chris....are you back home now?
     
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    This should be a personal choice. I have seen some great photos from a local amature here where his girlfriend was actually hugging the reflector over the front part of her body which was illuminating her face.
     
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    If that is the photo, I would say that the reflector is in the way and distracting.
     

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