Lighting WIth Reflectors

I love lighting with reflectors when shooting on location and thought I would share a couple recent ones with you in todays post. We were shooting at a local park and had just finished one session and were on the way to our next location when I saw this beautiful backlit situation.

The set up for this these shots was very simple… low sun behind her lighting in the back of her hair and creating a nice edge light coming across her body also. To get light into her eyes we simply added a silver reflector approximately 45° to her left. This created a nice quality of light and beautiful catch lights in her eyes. Here’s a couple images from this set up.

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  • Diane

    Beautiful lighting! I have a beach session this coming weekend and will definitely take my silver reflector along.

  • kristin balcita

    Mike – what size was the reflector you used?

  • Mike

    It was a 3′ x 4′ California Sunbounce.

  • Rachelle

    Gorgeous lighting, colors, exposure, and look! Overall, just absolutely stunning… these and the images from the post below outdoors! :)… You are fabulous! :)

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  • TheRichKids

    Nice subject, she blends well with the surroundings. Besides, there’s more than that yellow dress that the camera wanted to show.