This week’s Project 52 topic was perfect timing for me. I too often grab my off camera flash instead of using a reflector. I fear the reflector will get blown over or will scare the dogs or….some other excuse. In reality, a reflector can be incredibly easy to work with, especially if you can attach it to a light stand. I use a California Sunbounce reflector – white on one side and silver on the other. With a special attachment I can mount it on a stand and not worry about it (unless it is windy!).
This is Julie and Jack properly exposed with the help of this reflector’s silver side:
Here is the exact same exposure without the reflector and a pull back of my reflector location:
That worked really well! I need to remind myself to grab the Sunbounce as I head out the door. Now let’s reflect on how other pet photographers around the world incorporated reflectors into their pet photography. This is a blog circle, so click on the links at the bottom of each post until you end up back here starting with Amyranth Pet Photography, San Francisco Bay Area, California . Happy Travels!