A five-in-one reflector comes with four different colored sides—gold, black, silver, and white. In this video, author Levi Simm demonstrates what each of the colors on the sides of the reflector can do, and which one is the ideal side for you.
- Your 5-in-1 reflector has a cover…that's got four different sides to it.…You've got the gold, black, silver, and white.…Now, the black isn't so much a reflector as it is…for cutting light, it removes light from a scene.…Like on a day like today where it's overcast,…you can use this to remove light coming from on direction.…We'll use it later to create…our own kind of a porch as well.…There's also the silver side,…and silver is a very powerful reflector.…
It's also kind of crunchy,…like it's got a lot of highlights to it.…Maybe you can see it on my face, but it's really powerful…and every time you shine it at your subject,…like I am right now, you end up squinting a lot more.…So you need to be careful using the silver side…of the reflector.…There's the gold side, and as you can see on my own face,…it's really powerful like the silver,…and it's really really yellow.…It probably never looks natural.…I don't ever recommend using this on your subject's face.…
Occasionally I'll use the gold as a reflector from behind…
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- Leveraging different types of light
- Finding the right light for the right mood or effect
- Taking portraits for business and family clients
- Making the camera and light work together
- Helping people look their best
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3. Five Lighting Patterns
4. Making and Finding Directional Light
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