Without Reflector

If you have a large, bright window at your studio or the location you are shooting, it can be a great lighting source for high-fashion imagery. If you place the window behind the subject and overexpose your image (to correctly expose for the face and skin tones), the light begins to wrap around the subject for a high-fashion feel.

In some cases you don't even need a reflector; you can simply let the light wrap around the subject for illumination. In other situations, you might use a silver reflector to help even out the exposure and make the light more crisp. In Figure 8.9, the sole source of light is the sunlight streaming through the window. The resulting image is crisp and striking.

Photos With And Without Reflector

Figure 8.9

This fashion image was taken in the window of my studio. There is nothing lighting the front of this image, only the light streaming through the window that then bounced around the studio's white walls.

Figure 8.9

This fashion image was taken in the window of my studio. There is nothing lighting the front of this image, only the light streaming through the window that then bounced around the studio's white walls.

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