27th August 2003, 02:44 PM
27th August 2003, 03:39 PM
To use a reflector properly, you really need an assistant. Reflectors can be bent / twisted in different ways and it's best to have an assistant doing this. A gold reflector is nice for warm skin tones.
27th August 2003, 03:55 PM
Can lean the back of the your reflector against two of the tripod Legs and secure with velcro or tape. At least your reflector will be standing pointing to your subject
27th August 2003, 04:40 PM
27th August 2003, 05:00 PM
What I meant was, you still use the tripod for your camera, and your reflector leaning on the SAME tripod
29th August 2003, 05:51 PM
if u do close up head shots,u can also ask the model to hold it herself,if u work alone,i think use flash better la.
29th August 2003, 05:58 PM
If you really despo, you can hold reflector in 1 hand and your camera in another hand. It is not easy, but I tried it before and ok for me.
My reflector experiecne:
White reflector - natural soft light on subject face
Silver reflector - hard light, useful when subject is surrounded by gras/trees and will filter off the green cast on face
Gold reflector - warm tone on subject face
Black reflector - you will need it one day
30th August 2003, 07:35 AM
kex: Probably will be half body, close up shots. I will be using flash, but as the sun is on one side of the sky, the other side where the subjet's lighting is not covered, flash is probably not enough, so thought of using a reflector.
astin: That's really worth considering, but using a digital camera, under such sunlight 1/60-1/125 I foresee I might get handshakes if I use single hand. I'm getting a reflector from the MO in Consumer's Section, I hope that will help, now is to find somebody to be my PA
Thanks for all your advises, keep them coming in
30th August 2003, 12:09 PM
if u really wanna use the reflector,u might wanna try a high key shot without using the flash,find a nice background and meter for the face.trying to fully utilise a reflector with an assistant is very hard leh..y dun u get another frd to come with u.then get him to help lor,will make things alot easier..