A diffuser is designed to spread harsh light evenly across your subject producing a beautiful soft light. “Controlling Natural Light with a Diffuser” gives tips on how to control light in direct sunlight and open or closed shade using a diffuser.
A little while ago I showed you how I used a translucent diffuser to create soft light with a speedlight and hot red hairdo in a hot red jeep. When you shine a little through a translucent material, it’s spreads out that light and makes it bigger, and a bigger light is a softer light. […]
Post by Andrew Darlow – Follow Andrew on Twitter Above: I photographed the model above using just natural light and an inexpensive silver auto windshield sun shade as a reflector. The other photo, taken a few seconds later, shows my assistant holding the sun shade a few feet away from the model. I’m a big […]
A reflector is any object used to reflect or bounce light. While we tend to think of round shiny circular objects we buy at the camera store as reflectors, a reflector can be anything that bounces light. It can be a plain piece of white cardboard or one covered in tin foil. A reflector could […]
Aperture Nature Photography Workshop: Diffusion/Reflection from Scott Bourne on Vimeo. NOTE: Cross posted at ApertureNatureWorkshops.com.
Photo by Scott Bourne Homemade reflectors can be just as effective as the expensive ones you buy at the camera store. Instead of paying $50 at CAMERA JOES, spend $5.00 on a piece of cardboard, styrofoam or plywood that is at least 30 x 30″. Styrofoam works best because it is already white and very […]