As photographers we know that light is really important. But available light often needs a little help and this is why using flash well is so important. The best flash photography like much of the work from this week’s guest Joe McNally, looks so natural, you don’t notice the flash and get straight into the image.
Using the disc reflectors can make a huge impact in your work, particularly with portraits where you can fill in shadows, add nice catchlights and make otherwise dull portraits sing. I like using the white/silver reflectors that add a very natural light. The gold reflectors will add a golden warm light, which i find a bit too much but you may like. Be careful not to “blind” your subject with the powerful reflections from a noon-day backlit sun.