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Old Feb 8, 2009, 3:48 PM   #1
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I got my first chance to try using my new reflector on a sunny day yesterday afternoon shooting some outdoor senior portraits. I have the 42-inch 5-in-1 set made by Interfit, and I was very pleased with the results I got. In each of the examples below, the reflector was positioned to minimize shadowing on the back side of the face.

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#3 (Actually, the reflector was the primary light on the near side of the face on this one.)



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The reflector itself proved to be much of the fun of the afternoon, especially when wind gusts caught it and threatened to turn it into a kite or a sail




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This one was not shot with the reflector, but with the 540 flash with a fabric diffuser...then put through an extreme edit. (As you can see from the earlier shots, the young man is hardly this sinister-looking.)
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Nice job Paul,
the last one is quite unusual, I like it.
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The reflector really does add quite a bit of light - these really came out well. Now I can see why pros use them - it's such a nice light. Well done - bet you find yourself using them more and more.
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