Our customers often ask us “what is the best way for me to improve my portraits?” They ask about portrait lenses or upgrading their flashes, but each of these can cost hundreds of dollars or more.
Our recommendation for the best bang for your buck is to use a reflector. You can make your own reflector, I have seen them made out of tinfoil or white bristol board but if you plan on using one frequently we recommend purchasing the real deal. The most common one we sell is collapsible and has a reflective silver side and a white side. The silver side reflects much more light than the white and allows you to control where the light falls. If you place it opposite the light source (sun, flash, etc) then the reflector will fill in harsh shadows caused by direct light.
The great thing is, if you do add a flash or portrait lens down the road you can still use the reflector to fill in the shadows. They never go bad and never go out of style and a good collapsible one folds up small for easy storage.
This week all of our in-stock reflectors are on sale and start at just $39.95. We can show you how to use one to improve your portraits or you can sign up for our “On-Location Lighting” seminars by checking out cameracraft.ca and clicking on the Seminars link.
Photo Tip Tuesday Sponsored by Camera Craft
Kenneth Armstrong for local2 sault ste. marie
September 18th, 2012 at 6:33pm