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Light in Photography - LIGHTING - FLASH
Flash Lighting REFLECTOR
BOARDS/ SHADOW BOARDS
boards are simply a device, like a card, painted black to absorb light
and are used to deflect light away from areas of the subject or the
studio environment the photographer does not want light to reach.
If a board with some flexibility like a thin sheet of polystyrene
foam is used it can be bent to direct the light in the manner the
boards on the other hand are painted white or covered with foil and
used to reflect light onto the subject. Sometimes these can be coloured
to reflect a certain colour into areas of the subject. For instance,
fashion photographers have often used reflector boards coloured pink
to add life to the face of a model.
shadow and reflector boards can be attached with clamps or duck tape
to a stand and it is an advantage have them made from light materials.
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