Example 1.4c (With Two Reflectors)
Wide View (Silver Reflector Added)
Wide View (With White Foam Board Refl.
The image above shows the result after adding a white
foam board reflector to the left of the of subject. This
additional reflector provided just enough gentle fill to lighten the
shadows and smooth the transition from the front of the face to the
shadowed side. In the end, we get a flattering light that
retains a strong sense of relief.
The image above shows the result of adding a 32 inch
silver reflector to direct light straight into the face. This
lights the mask of the face and is a big improvement, but the remaining
shadows are still quite stark. Note that the reflector also
blocks light from flaring into the lens.
This example was created to demonstrate how reflectors
can be used to wrap light from a single source around your subject.
This is a technique that can be useful when doing window-light portraits,
for example. This is not a typical studio-lighting setup, but it does
serve as a good example of the effectiveness of reflectors.
Example 1.4b (Silver Reflector Added)
Wide View (Split Lighting Only)
Example 1.4a (Split Lighting Only)
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The image above is lighted solely by the diffused
umbrella light and any stray light resulting from it. This
produces a dark and moody portrait, which might be appropriate for some
applications, but would probably be best with more fill lighting.