One of the many uses of a reflector in photography is to help eliminate dark circles around or under the subject’s eyes. To a certain extent it can also hide or at least diminish eyebags.

My daughter Maia sometimes has dark areas under her eyes early in the morning. But then early morning is also the best time to take pictures inside our house, because of the sunlight coming in through the large windows facing the east. In the photo above, the sunlight is the hairlight, and the reflector catches that sunlight and bounces it back to her face and creates a catchlight in her eyes as well.

It may take a few adjustments of how the reflector is positioned or held before you can get the best light possible. And when you do, it’s time to snap.

Reflecting on Reflectors

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3 thoughts on “Reflecting on Reflectors

  1. Hi Al, and thanks very much for the compliment!

    That halo halo on your blog looks absolutely refreshing, but when I read that the taste of summer in your country is between 16 and 20 degrees celsius shivered — that’s the temperature in Baguio these days. In Manila it’s a sweltering 35-37 degrees, enough to make that halo-halo melt in a minute! =)

    Thanks for visiting!

  2. my mom also told me that the temperature has been very warm in manila but i do not think you would rather have the temperature here. we had the coldest winter in 100 years. sometimes, it gets to -25 so we are happy to have +20. 😉

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