Throughout my career I've largely been identified by my big shoots using flash and LED lighting. While I've always known the value and performance of a great reflector I don't taken advantage of them as often as I should....and I think many photographers fall into the same boat.
So lately I've been utilizing them more and more in my shoots and Youtube videos to showcase just how effective they can be. Fast forward to yesterday when I went to the Muir Woods just north of San Francisco. As is the case many times in the bay area it was cold, rainy and wet when we got there, and remained that way for the entire day of shooting.
My inclination in most of these situations would be to grab a flash or LED light to illuminate my subject to brighten them up and make them pop in the images. But this time I decided bring out a small tri flip reflector by Lastolite.
Why? Well a couple of reasons. First and foremost, reflectors are much more waterproof than flashes or LED's. Secondly, when used properly a reflector can cast a more natural looking tone on your subject than you sometimes get using artificial light.
So I pulled out my monster lens (affectionately named Jaws), the 200mm f/1.8 Canon lens, put it onto my Sony A7Rii using the Metabones Adapter, and started shooting. Below is a video showing the shoot with sample images.
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