Photography Tip: Difussing Hard Light
I don’t know a lot about photography. I’m still learning. But I do know that proper lighting is key to a good photo. Our house is right on the ocean and the sunlight really likes to bounce off the water and create hard light. See the photo above … not ideal.
For Christmas I asked for a Cowboy Studio 5 in 1 Reflector. It was only $15 … not a big investment.
I got a chance to try it out for this shot. Basically, It can be used for five different functions. There is a gold reflector that can warm a picture. There is a silver reflector that can brighten a picture. There is a white reflector that can bounce light back into the shadows, and a black filter that can block out unwanted light. Finally, the filter I used, is translucent and softens harsh light. I clipped it to the curtain rod and it worked nicely for softening the light, but not blocking the light.
This is the same photo using the translucent light filter. I was so excited with the results, I just had to share.
Enjoy your weekend. I’ll be thinking up things to do with Sharpies! Ha … kidding.