Quick Tip: Use a black reflector to absorb light for a dramatic effect

A silver and white reflector adds light to a scene whereas a black reflector — or fabric— absorbs light. This will give an illusion that light is being taken away from a scene. Known as negative fill, it will produce a dramatic effect especially when converting the image to Black and White

Digital Proofs for Old B&W Negatives

This post started with an email from a friend, Carole, who I hadn’t heard from in… well, decades. She wondered if I still had the negatives from a shoot we

How I Got the Shot | Negative Fill

Silver and white adds light to a scene whereas Black absorbs light, giving an illusion of taking light away. This is know as negative fill. Here’s a quick tip on using negative fill in photography.

Using Negative Fill Flash (NSFW)

Guest Post & Photos by Abba Shapiro I find when photographing people controlling light is the key. I often see photographers diligently re-positioning their strobes to control the light but