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Photofocus Episode 96

Host: Scott Bourne (www.scottbourne.com or www.twitter.com/scottbourne)

Special Guest: Kevin Kubota (www.kubotaimagetools.com or www.twitter.com/kevinkubota)

Show notes by Bruce Clarke (www.momentsindigital.com or www.twitter.com/bruceclarke)

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Welcome to Episode Number 96 of Photofocus with Scott Bourne and special guest Kevin Kubota. Photofocus is the show devoted to your questions about anything photography related including gear, technique, locations, etc. Your questions will shape the direction of this show so be sure to send your questions to [email protected]. We will try to answer as many as we can but we get a lot of questions so we’ll try to take a collection of questions that represent a particular topic and present them together.

This week we kick things off with a question about reflectors:

Question One – Reflectors

What’s the difference between a gold, silver and white reflector? Peter Williams Toronto, Ontario CA

Kevin: It will be the color and intensity that it reflect. If you’re looking for that that warm California sun kissed look then the gold works really well. If you want that same crisp light without the gold cast then silver works really well. White is a bit softer and more neutral. Personally I tend to go with white reflectors.

Scott: There are times when you want specularity and that’s when you’ll use the silver reflector.

Question Two – dSLR or Dedicated Video Camera

I know you shoot a lot of video. Is it better to use a DSLR or a dedicated video camera? Herman Goldman New York

Kevin: Personally I use a dSLR because I like being able to use all the lenses I have.

Scott: dSLRs are a lot of fun but can be hard to focus with. I’ve moved to dedicated video cameras for big shoots because you don’t have to gear them up like you do with dSLRs. I like the Canon XF series but I do have the C300 on order. If you’re going to shoot with a dSLR, I recommend getting something like a Zacuto Z-Finder. Continue reading