Reflecting light for outdoor video and photography

If you’re shooting outdoors, and who wouldn’t want to try it on a lovely DC day like today, remember that you don’t have to work with just the light you have.  You can use simple tools to reflect or diffuse light to create much more pleasing images.  We do this ourselves when we record video — the before and after effects are pretty impressive!  I can look ten years younger with the right lighting 🙂

In this brief F.J. Westcott video, Randy Kerr demonstrates some techniques you can try.  I think the African settings are fascinating!  In a pinch, you can use a piece of white foam core or even poster board to bounce light.  But reflectors are inexpensive and not too tricky to learn how to use, so consider adding them to your tool kit as you create photographs and videos for your marketing efforts.



About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.

Posted on September 20, 2012, in Photography and Flickr, Video, YouTube Video Tips and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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