So if you're new to the reflector game....it's time to jump in y'all. While I'm known as a big time advocate of LED lighting and off camera flash using monolights....we must NEVER forget how important reflectors are in a true photographer's work.
I must admit that it's something I didn't hear about a lot when I came up in the world of photography. Everyone was either obsessed with led lights, strobes, or natural light. Reflectors didn't seem to get a lot of love.
So as my career progressed and I learned more and more about how photography can and should be approached, my love for reflectors and diffusers grew. I used HUGE, big, medium and small. And truthfully all of them have their purpose and place.
Today I'm talking about the 8 in 1 Lastolite Tri Flip that I like to use for quick use primarily in areas where I don't have a lot of space or don't have a lot of time to set up bigger reflectors. Here are the reasons I really like using this reflector kit:
- Price- it's relatively cheap. About $100 for the entire set of 8
- Quality- it's well built and holds up better in wind than a traditional round flimsy reflector
- Handle- I REALLY like that it has a handle which makes it easy for either the model or the photographer or assistant to hold.
- Small- it folds up very small and is easy to transport. Easily fits into a carry on suitcase for a flight
Below are some images taken with the different fabrics. Please take a look at the video to get a better idea as to how they all looked and the light they produced.