Using Lighting Reflectors – Photography Video Tutorial

Our TSL set-up today is using natural sun light with lighting reflectors to add highlights and interest. Reflectors are a great source of light for both stills and video. Using a translucent reflector to soften hard sunlight and a gold white reflector to reflect into your set for pleasing highlights is a great place to start. When I am outside I like to get the sun into a backlight position. Not low back light but high enough in the sky to stay out of the lens. This backlight gives me a nice dark background and rims the talent or set. Now you can shape the light and not have to deal with hard light on people’s faces. When you use the sun as a backlight you will control it with your exposure. Then you will add the highlights on the talent. For today’s TSL lesson we are shooting bubbles and we want to see them clearly. With the sun backlighting the bubbles they show up really well. Usually the background will be darker when backlighting your subject. As you see the trees are dark and the bubbles stand out. We bought every bubble making device we could find on Amazon. The big bubble machines were so fun. We used 2 of the large machines and some small hand held bubble blowers as well. Keep those cameras rolling and keep on clickin’.

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