Reflectors and Diffusers
Reflectors come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes and work by bouncing light back onto a subject, usually acting as a fill light. Most reflectors are double sided providing two different surfaces with which to work. Diffusers have a translucent surface which is one of the most useful surfaces in lighting as it softens and reduces the amount of light traveling through. These can be used to help block out bright sun or can be used with a flash behind them to create a soft light. White reflectors provide a soft gentle bounce of light. Soft Silver provides a strip of silver and a strip of white to provide more contrast then a white reflector. Silver reflectors bounce a lot of light and help produce strong contrasts. Sunlite provides two strips of silver and one strip of gold to help get the shot without blowing highlights. Sunfire provides one strip of silver and one strip of gold. Gold adds warmth into the scene. Black surfaces allow light to be blocked which helps to contain and control light during a shoot.