Did You Know That a Reflector Can Do This?

Here’s a handy trick that may be useful for beginning photographers: did you know that you can bend your reflector to change the quality of the light on your subject?

Held in the concave position, the light becomes more concentrated – this option results in a very sculptured look, giving the image an editorial feel.

Held in the convex position — this option delivers a soft window light effect, giving a gentle and friendly ambiance.

Held in the neutral (i.e. flat) position – this option creates a natural feel with a moderate light source, providing good tonal gradation.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the three different looks:

Concave (left), convex (center), and neutral (right).

About the author: Brett Florens is an international photographer and Nikon Ambassador. You can find more of his work on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This article was also published here.