Friday's Photo Tip - Redirect Light
Shooting stock photographs that are set against a white background can be very tricky at times.
It took me a lot of experimenting to get it just right.
Shadows were always plaguing me, and most times my subjects always looked so dark and drab to me.
Using studio lighting isn't my favorite, but I was determined to make it work.
I found that by using a reflector or two I was able to bounce the light around.
That certainly brightened things up a lot, and it helped with those dark shadows too.
And another thing I have found to be helpful - make sure I wear a white shirt when doing these shoots.
Even that small detail can help to "add" or "direct" more light towards my subject when I am standing in front of it.
Some of the props I use are far from professional, but I have some darn good ones that work pretty well.
And looking at the final result, nobody would ever suspect how crazy some of them are.
What a good feeling it is when it all works!