Using a reflector on an overcast day

Man in a coat

It was an overcast day, and the light was not very interesting. I thought I’d try a quick self portrait because I read than an overcast day will not cause any harsh shadows, and the clouds act like a giant softbox. Well this is true, but the light os also lacking something. There is no punch. I decided that this would be a good chance to try out my reflector. I placed the silver side of the reflector pointing outwards towards me. The difference was incredible. It really does help the subject stand out, and makes a huge difference.

I shall be sure to bring my reflector and use it next time I’m taking portraits under an overcast sky.

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