Using Huge Reflectors When Softboxes Are Not Available

Sep 10, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Using Huge Reflectors When Softboxes Are Not Available

Sep 10, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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When shooting big shiny curved surfaces, you often want to use big light sources to get even illumination and to avoid hotspots.

Using Huge Reflectors When Softboxes Are Not Available

Sometime, though, your softboxes are not big enough or you simply dont have enough of them.

Michael Zelbel of Smoking Strobes shares a great tip on how you can use huge  reflectors to create the appearance of light coming from a big light source.

Michael is shooting a latex dressed model. To have a light source big enough he bounces one strobe of a white wall and another one onto a big DIYed reflector.

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The result, aside from a weird looking geisha is smooth light and no hotspots.

Using Huge Reflectors When Softboxes Are Not Available

No giant softboxes at hand? Use reflectors! | smokingstrobes

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3 responses to “Using Huge Reflectors When Softboxes Are Not Available”

  1. Chriss Smith Avatar
    Chriss Smith

    Don’t want to be mean…but next time please do a tutorial in german…your pronunciation isn’t that perfect ;-)
    or maybe use some subtitles…
    often you use a word which sounds like: Ya,Jah,Jar….or something like that….what does it mean?

    But…the Content of your Tutorial is very interesting as the Video itself! so please keep on going…
    CS

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      Hi Chris,
      If you click the link on the bottom there is a transcript, or you can turn on the subtitles on the movies (not perfect but they help).

    2. Batman Avatar
      Batman

      C’mon ya – yes – yep – yeah. It’s not that different. And English is a German language :)