Augmenting direct light with reflectors


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Augmenting direct light with reflectors

When we had indirect light, we had light wrapping around all of the details in our image. Every side was evenly illuminated. Now, we have a problem. We've got this nice, direct light that's creating a lot of cool shadows and things, but it's, in some places, creating too many shadows. As I mentioned before, I don't like how dark these things have gone. I've got a couple of other shadow problems that I'm not crazy about. I don't like this line across here that's being cast by this pod over here. So, what do I need? I need more light. I need light wrapping around like it was when I had diffuse light. So, you may think, "Oh! That means you get to use your strobe," which I could. Strobes are hard to control. They produce a lot light, as do continuous lights.

Before we move on to that kind of solution, it's a little bit easier to try something much simpler, and that is a reflector. A reflector can be simply a white piece of cardboard, a white piece ...

Augmenting direct light with reflectors
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Augmenting direct light with reflectors provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Macro and Close-Up

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