PROMASTER SystemPro 5 in 1 (32") Reflector kit
The difference between a good or bad image often depends on the lighting. Poor lighting or insufficient lighting can affect the overall appeal of the final image. There are many techniques that are used by photographers to utilize the light to their advantage; One of the most versatile, inexpensive and convenient ways is with the use of light reflectors.
Reflectors do exactly what they say they do, they reflect light. They are most often used to add light to shadowed areas, add a catch light to a subject and to even out the available lighting. Available light or ambient light usually refers to any natural light source. Another use for reflectors would be to diffuse or soften harsh light.
The most obvious place to try out a reflector is outside but they are also used for indoor shooting. I like to use the reflectors when I am photographing inside my home near a sliding glass door or window and the available light is from the side. I often find that a flash is not needed if I use a reflector.
I am always set up on a tripod when using a reflector and I use my camera’s timer or a remote since I am usually holding the reflector with my hand. You can purchase things such as the The Manfrotto/Bogen RH353 Reflector holder or the Wimberley Plamp which can be very useful tools. Hunts Photo and Video
carries a large selection of holders and gadgets.
Make sure that when you are positioning your reflector that it is actually reflecting the light where you want it. It is important to experiment with the positioning until you get the desired lighting. Your goal is to have nice even lighting on your subject without any shadows.
Don't get caught with the wrong reflector. The PROMASTER SystemPro 5 in 1 (32") Reflector kit
gives you five of the most popular collapsible reflectors used in the photography industry today all in one convenient package. You'll have gold, sunlight, silver, white, and translucent - all at your fingertips - in one easy-to-use zippered container.
White Opaque - Produces an even, neutral-colored reflected light that works as a fill light. Can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Silver - Silver increases the highlights with a bright and whiter reflection which creates a higher contrast look.
Gold – Works the same as the silver filter but with a warming tone that is more subtle. Recommended use is outdoors with very early or late sunlight.
White Translucent - Softens harsh light sources, may also be used as a soft diffuser.
Black – Does the opposite of reflect, it absorbs light. Black can be used to diffuse harsh sunlight.
18% Grey Panel included to aid in exposure and color balance.
I'd like to thank Gary from Hunts Photo and Video
for supplying me with the PROMASTER SystemPro 5 in 1 (32") Reflector kit
so that I could do this review.
My overall review for this product is:
EASY TO USE
DOES WHAT IT IS SUPPOSE TO DO :)
JUST THE RIGHT SIZE
MY NEW FAVORITE TOOL!
The company also makes a 12" reflector that is compact and easy to carry around. They each have two sides and come in an assortment of colors for the lighting that best suits your needs. It is great for those up-close shots and best of all they retail for $14.99 from Hunts Photo and Video.