Giant Reflector

January 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I have been asked more than once why I always wear black,grey or white to photoshoots even when it's 100 degrees outside and we are in the sun.  My answer is this.  I am a giant reflector.  Light bounces off of me and on to my subject.  If I'm wearing bright, bold colors I don't want those colors to bounce off of me and onto my subject.  If I'm wearing red, orange or pink, I don't want my subject to look like they have a sunburn.  Here is what I mean.  My daughter came home from school the other day, so proud that she picked up this "ginormous" dragonfly and it stayed on her hand.  I of course had  my camera outside, so I had her stand by the tree and let me take her photo.

It doesn't look too bad at first glance to most people.

Look closer. Do you see how she looks like she has a sunburn?

How about this? I don't like the pink possessed eyes! haha (Sorry it's not so clear.  I was focused in on her dragonfly.)

Now, I know what a lot of people might say. "You're a professional photographer.  Can't you just photoshop that?"  The answer is Yes, yes I can.  But time is money.  Why not avoid a simple problem like that if I can?

Can anyone guess what color shirt I'm wearing in the photo below?

 


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