Reflectors

Gold Reflector

Hot Model Keith 1: Before & After

The Before photo was taken without the gold reflector, and the After photo was taken with the gold reflector. The setting sun is to Keith’s left, and Sara, my assistant, is holding the reflector on the right. There is a lot of warmth captured in this shot, but I think it works well for my husband, as he has some warm skin tones naturally.

Before

BEFORE – No post-edits.

Hot Model Keith 1: 9 October 2014; 6:26 PM; Rexburg, ID; 60mm; f/5.6; 1/160; ISO 200; Nikon D5000. Other: tripod, gold reflector.

AFTER -Hot Model Keith: 1: 9 October 2014; 6:26 PM; Rexburg, ID; 60mm; f/5.6; 1/160; ISO 200; Nikon D5000. Other: tripod, gold reflector. No post-edits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Silver Reflector

Hot Model Keith 2: Before & After

The Before photo was taken without the silver reflector, and the After photo was taken with the silver reflector. The sun is again on Keith’s left side, with Sara holding the silver reflector on his right. A marked difference is visible, but I think in this case the diffusion filter might have worked better to mute all of the bright spots and shadows.

Before

BEFORE – No post-edits.

Hot Model Keith 2: 9 October 2014, 6:36 PM; 38mm: f 5.6: 1/40, ISO 200; Rexburg Idaho, Nikon D5000. Other: Tr-pod, Silver Reflector.

AFTER- Hot Model Keith 2: 9 October 2014, 6:36 PM;Rexburg, ID: 38mm: f 5.6: 1/40, ISO 200; Rexburg Idaho, Nikon D5000. Other: Tr-pod, Silver Reflector. No post-edits.

Black Filter/Reflector

Hot Model Keith 3: Before & After

The Before photo was taken without the black reflector/filter, and the After photo was taken with the black reflector/filter. I wasn’t sure about this black filter, until I saw the results at home. I was amazed at how much it made a difference in the shade! I asked Sara to hold the filter over Keith’s ride side to block the residual light coming from the sun. Keith’s face is probably a little too dark, but it captured more contrast and vibrance.

Hot Model Keith 3: 9 October 2014; 6:42 PM; Rexburg, ID; 50mm; f/5.6; 1/25 Sec; ISO 200; Nikon D5000. Other: tripod, black filter/reflector.

BEFORE – No post-edits.

Hot Model Keith 3: 9 October 2014; 6:42 PM; Rexburg, ID; 50mm; f/5.6; 1/25 Sec; ISO 200; Nikon D5000. Other: tripod, black filter/reflector.

AFTER – Hot Model Keith 3: 9 October 2014; 6:42 PM; Rexburg, ID; 50mm; f/5.6; 1/25 Sec; ISO 200; Nikon D5000. Other: tripod, black filter/reflector. No post-edits.

Bonus

Now That’s Love: Edited

No biggie. Just my favorite. He stood there in the sun, waiting for me to figure out what the heck I was doing. Me, cussing at my cheap-o trip-pod, angry at the sun for setting too quickly, and holding back tears of frustration because I think I am doing this all wrong. All the while he waited for me so patiently while some of his students passed by and teased him with cat calls. And he’s willing to help me again today. Yep – that’s love.

This was shot using the gold filter. Sara held it above him on on his right, as the sun was on his left.

Edited in Lightroom. I increased the blacks. I used the adjustment brush to mute the tones of gold in the foliage behind his head. Slight Luminance and clarity adjustments. I also used the adjustment brush to bring clarity to his eyes and whiten his teeth.

Hot Model Keith 4: 9 October 2014, 6:28 PM; 60mm; Rexburg, ID; f/5.6; 1/50 Sec; ISO 200; Nikon D5000. Other: tripod, gold reflector

AFTER – Now That’s Love: 9 October 2014, 6:28 PM; 60mm; Rexburg, ID; f/5.6; 1/50 Sec; ISO 200; Nikon D5000. Other: tripod, gold reflector, post-edits made in Lightroom

BEFORE - No post-edits

BEFORE – No post-edits

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