What’s the Difference? is a series of video lighting tutorials. Each episode responds to a single question. In this episode, Jared Platt tries using a Collapsible Reflector as a fill light. The entire series, including all videos, articles and lighting diagrams, is available at our website. And feel free to leave a question to Jared in the comment section if you have one!
On location lighting should be simple and lightweight. Regardless if I’m shooting a quick corporate portrait, a senior portrait or even a wedding portrait session, it mustn’t get too complicated.
When I’m operating on my own – or even with just one assistant, the amount of equipment I bring on a shoot is very limited. So the art of economizing lighting gear is crucial.
In the light of this, we set out to compare a portrait shot with and without a Collapsible Reflector as a fill light. Why? Because the Collapsible Reflector is one of the simplest, most lightweight tools we can use to shape light!