Reflectors and Scrims

There are moments that call for the use of photo reflectors and other light modifiers to control the light. You may find a good quality of light to work with, as well as a great background, but sometimes those things just aren’t enough. The contrast may be too high or you might be losing some detail to shadow. In those situations, I use a light modifier.

A basic photographic reflector typically consists of a ring with reflective material on both sides. The sides can be a white, gold, silver, soft gold, or black. Some reflectors also have a base ring made with a translucent material, which allows light to pass through, softening the light; these devices are referred to as scrims. Available in a variety of sizes and configurations, ...

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