How to use bounce light!

Hey everyone! How are you doing? Today I'm going to share about my photo-taking process -in particular, using a bounce light.


I like to let you know you don't need a softbox or a reflector to achieve this type of look, but it helps a ton! You will also need some editing software, which I will teach in another blog coming soon :)


To start, what is a bounce light? Bounce light is the light that bounces from another surface to the subject. It gives off more definition to the subjects giving it more structure. You will need a light source. I would recommend being near a window or somewhere where natural light is visible. Natural light beats all camera flash by a mile.


But try to not be in direct sunlight! Shooting in direct sunlight will cause 'Panda/Racoon' eyes -because of the harsh shadows. In my case, I used a softbox to achieve a natural look. The reason why I used a softbox is for the level of control I can achieve using it.


You can see the difference between a single light source without a reflector -and one with it. The darker photo here has a completely dark half (Probably because I tried to make it dramatic with the light).


So you must be wondering whether you should get the reflector. You can, but using any white piece of paper achieves the same thing. Hold it close to the opposite side of the light source then BAMM! Fill light :D




Try to not be in direct sunlight! Shooting in direct sunlight will cause 'Panda/Racoon' eyes -because of the harsh shadows.



The next part is shooting at a wide aperture and editing, which needs a separate blog to explain. If you want me to teach you about shutter speed, ISO, aperture, or editing. Let me know in the comments below! You can submit it anonymously :)



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