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#1 Nossair CHKERBOUBY

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:26 AM

hello everyone

i know this is very basic but what is the most effective way to reflect the sun back to a back lit subject from below or from above.

thank you!


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#2 David Schuurman

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 08:56 AM

Well, I think the most effective way is to use a mirror. But that'll be a very hard light.

 

how close can it be to your subject? I would use a reflector disk on the white setting probably. or set up as large a white reflector as possible. I've used pieces of paper, I've used white bristol board, I've used 4x8 styrofoam sheets, I've used white bedsheets...really anything you have access to.


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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:25 AM

Depends on the look you want and how close you are to the subject.


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#4 Miguel Angel

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 07:33 PM

Hello!

I did this with a 1.5 meters by 1.5 meters mirror kind of 10 meters away if I remember correctly.

 

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I think mirrors are very versatile and if you think that the light which goes to the character is very hard you can always diffuse it. 

 

Have a lovely day. 


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#5 Nossair CHKERBOUBY

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 03:20 AM

thank you guys!


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