This week’s Project 52 topic was perfect timing for me.  I too often grab my off camera flash instead of using a reflector.  I fear the reflector will get blown over or will scare the dogs or….some other excuse.  In reality, a reflector can be incredibly easy to work with, especially if you can attach it to a light stand.  I use a California Sunbounce reflector – white on one side and silver on the other.  With a special attachment I can mount it on a stand and not worry about it (unless it is windy!).

This is Julie and Jack properly exposed with the help of this reflector’s silver side:

Reflector final 3 Jack and Julie 52   Reflector

Here is the exact same exposure without the reflector and a pull back of my reflector location:

Reflector no reflector Jack and Julie 52   Reflector
Reflector pull back Jack and Julie 52   Reflector

That worked really well!  I need to remind myself to grab the Sunbounce as  I head out the door.   Now let’s reflect on how other pet photographers around the world incorporated reflectors into their pet photography.    This is a blog circle, so click on the links at the bottom of each post until you end up back here starting with Amyranth Pet Photography, San Francisco Bay Area, California .  Happy Travels!




4 Responses to “Jack and Julie 52 – Reflector”

  1. Pat says:

    Thank you for showing the setup. I’ve wanted one of those sun bounces for a couple years now. I take along a light stand and some hand clamps when I don’t have an assistant or owner to hold the reflector.

  2. Jennifer says:

    beautiful , what a difference with the reflector

  3. Kelly says:

    I need something that holds a reflector up like that! wonder if they have it for smaller sizes/normal reflectors too!

  4. Bonnie says:

    Barbara, I love the with and without pictures and seeing how you have it all set up. That looks SO much easier than trying to hold the reflector yourself ;) Thanks for sharing!!

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