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Yesterday took out a remaining piece of black cardboard and wondered what to do with it.

All of a sudden I had this crazy idea and used the black cardboard like a bounce card for my flash to test shoot a photo (not like black colour can bounce any light anyway).

There's something called 'subtracting light' using reflectors as I'd recall vaguely. So, assuming if a shoot is carried out outdoors under very strong light, is this the point where black reflectors come in? :dunno:
 

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jsbn said:
Yesterday took out a remaining piece of black cardboard and wondered what to do with it.

All of a sudden I had this crazy idea and used the black cardboard like a bounce card for my flash to test shoot a photo (not like black colour can bounce any light anyway).

There's something called 'subtracting light' using reflectors as I'd recall vaguely. So, assuming if a shoot is carried out outdoors under very strong light, is this the point where black reflectors come in? :dunno:
from wat i know.... black reflectors are just to minimise reflections... for eg, if you are taking a reflective area, like metal or maybe the eyes for such matter. dun think light bounce on black card will produce black light... or even shadow...
 

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Yes there's something called subtracting light. Usually I use blackboards when I want the light fade off to be even greater. This is usually used for dramatic lighting. Of course, have to position it such that there's still shadow details.
 

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primary purpose is to shield light where it is not desired. can be between light and light, subject, background and camera too.
 

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I'm wondering if in places where there's a high degree of reflectivity (like ROM where they've got glass, mirrors & reflective walls) how could this gobo come into play? :think:
 

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jsbn said:
I'm wondering if in places where there's a high degree of reflectivity (like ROM where they've got glass, mirrors & reflective walls) how could this gobo come into play? :think:
Use your brain, use your brain, use your brain..... :sweat: I also don't know how to solve leh after using my brain.:sweat:
 

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jsbn said:
I'm wondering if in places where there's a high degree of reflectivity (like ROM where they've got glass, mirrors & reflective walls) how could this gobo come into play? :think:
If mirror is in the background, just simply just angle yourself to avoid reflection, or use someone body to block your own refection.
 

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What if a place have mirrors on ceilings & on walls too? How to aviod?:dunno: :think:
 

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Ceiling have mirrors, use direct flash.
all walls have mirror, shoot tight crop.
Ahh.... Learn some good tips. Thanks a lot bro.:thumbsup: Tight crop & direct flash.:sweat:
 

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Ahh.... Learn some good tips. Thanks a lot bro.:thumbsup: Tight crop & direct flash.:sweat:
You're welcomed, infact, I always encounter this kind of situation, subjects stand infront of mirror, I just simply angle myself not shooting direct to the mirror, or lower my camera height a little, the subjects will block the reflection of my flash, hope this help.
 

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You're welcomed, infact, I always encounter this kind of situation, subjects stand infront of mirror, I just simply angle myself not shooting direct to the mirror, or lower my camera height a little, the subjects will block the reflection of my flash, hope this help.
Wah! Some more tips! :) Double thanks bro.;p
 

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