Non reflector


Link Posted 31/12/2012 - 15:55
Hi All,

I dug out a previous present the other day - A Lastolite reflector.

It has white, silver, and gold reflective panels and also a black panel.

Does the black have any useful photographic purpose or is it simply a convenient cover.

If it has a serious use could you give me some examples as the only thing I can think of is as a background.



Link Posted 31/12/2012 - 16:32
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Link Posted 31/12/2012 - 18:12
Thanks Barrie, I knew someone would help.

However I'm still somewhat lost and would llike to see some actual examples 'cos I can't see any difference in all that I try



Link Posted 31/12/2012 - 19:43
To really be able to see a difference with a black reflector vs no reflector, you need to be in an environment where there is absolutely no stray light at all, and no reflection from surfaces that are further than the reflector. Any stray light or reflection will disrupt the black reflector ability to increase shadow depth.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)


Link Posted 01/01/2013 - 15:16
Thanks Yves - would you have an example at all?

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