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Great Light Shaping Tool!,
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This review is from: Westcott 301 Photo Basics 40-Inch 5-in-1 Reflector (Electronics)Honestly, if you are looking to get better results from natural lighting or even add some fill light from a strobe, you can't go wrong with the Westcott 301 Photo Basics 40 inch 5-in-1 Reflector. The fact that it's 5 in one gives you a lot of options. My personal favorites are the silver reflector and the diffuser. This is a perfect tool for shaping light without spending a lot of money. This is a absolutely great price. I would actually buy two if you are serious about your photography. The Westcott Reflector is a great for both working pros and novices alike.
The Westcott 301 5-in-1 Reflector is simple to use and comes with a convenient carrying bag. You can either have an assistant hold it, or you can mount it on a stand (sold separately). It's very durable looks way more professional than using a sunshade from the automotive department in Walmart. (Not that there's anything wrong with that, they work as a reflector too).
Here's how it works:
-The silver side is very reflective, and only casts the color of the light being thrown into it.
-The gold side will give you warmer skin tones in situations that you desire warmer light.
-The white side can be used when you need some fill light, but you don't need as much output as the silver side would give you. The white is not as reflective and it's softer.
-The black side will subtract light. If you are in a situation where you want to take away light, you would use this side of the reflector
-The diffuser, is great for sunny days where you want to soften the light on your subject. I recommend buying 2 of the Reflectors because you can use one to diffuse the light and one to use as a fill
Great product from Westcott and you just can't beat this price. It's a great tool for pros and novices alike.
Brian Rodgers Jr.
National Association of Photoshop Professionals