Reflectors

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    I am considering getting some reflectors for an upcoming outdoor senior shoot I have planned. What color(s) would be best for it, black, silver, gold, an assortment, etc? Any brand more durable than others? I was thinking 20" circular collapsible ones.
     
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    Black is not a color for a reflector. Black absorbs light. This would be a "gobo", or something to cut down on light, or block it. Reflectors are typically white, silver, and gold. Some brands offer ones that alternate stripes of gold and silver. What you use is up to you. GOld will warm skin tones. Silver is neutral, and white is neutral also, but gives a softer fill. The most versatile would be one that is a 5 in 1.
     
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    That's right...but if you can afford a bigger one, I'd suggest that. 48" would be much better than 20" You are going to need a helper (or a stand and holder) to hold it anyway.
     

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