Using a Reflector With Strobes Properly
Fill Light With Reflector
Literally “fills in” the details in the dark shadow areas of your image. You can use a reflector and reflector stand to fill in your shadows, which means you only need one light as your main. 5 in 1 reflectors are our favorite since they have different options and are portable.
Moving the Light Source
The first shot we took didn’t use a reflector, and you can see how dark the shadows are on Kate’s face. The second shot is better, but this time there is just a little too much fill. This all depends on what you like, but try moving the reflector closer or farther away to your subject and testing it to see the difference it makes.
Reflectors don’t have to be used off to the side. Grab an assistant or move your light stand around wherever you want for fill!
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