The “complement” of light, as the name implies, is the meaning of supplement and correction.That is to say, the role played by the supplementary light is limited, is auxiliary.So, what are some techniques for photographic light supplementation?Let me teach you today！
Tip 1: Use reflector
This is an economical and practical tool to fill the light.It is cheap and easy to carry. When used, the intensity and Angle of light can be controlled well by changing the distance and reflection direction.The disadvantage is that in cloudy weather or dark places, the effect is not obvious, or even lose the role of supplementary light.The main purpose of the reflector is to reflect light into the shaded area of a scene, brightening it up and thus reducing the overall contrast.We can use many things as reflective surfaces, such as white cardboard, silver reflectors, mirrors, etc., to reflect light onto shadows.Some manufacturers make a series of round reflectors that can be folded into small bags that are easy to carry.For most close-range and macro photography, you may only need a small reflector 30 cm in diameter, which folds down to about 10 cm in size and is most commonly used in white and silver.Small pieces of white, silver, or mirror cards are also worth keeping.The silver LIDS on takeaway food packages can be replaced with a good reflector.
Tip 2: Use portable flashlights
These are small, usually powered by the ubiquitous No. 5 battery, and are very portable.In the case of an original flash, it also supports high speed synchronization, often up to 1/8,000 of a second.There is one caveat here: flash coverage is greatly reduced at high speed synchronization, and the faster the shutter speed, the smaller the flash coverage.When shooting indoors, you can completely use the flash to illuminate the subject;When shooting outdoors, the flash can be combined with daylight in a variety of ways.No matter how you use the flash, the general rule is that it should not be overly dramatic, and the more natural it looks, the better.
Tip 3: Use a battery-operated outboard light
This type of flash has high power and is equipped with a large rechargeable battery for good battery life.The disadvantages are that they are larger and heavier, and it would be difficult to carry them without a car. Moreover, the shutter sync speed is generally limited to 1/200 of a second.
Tip 4: Use a light box
When taking macro photography in the studio, it is good to use a small light box to shoot transparent or translucent subjects, such as leaves, fern leaves, etc.Ideally, the light should be daylight, but you can easily adjust the white balance of the image in the software, especially if you’re using RAW.Once the subject is placed on the light box, cover the rest of the box with black paper to reduce glare.
Tips 5：use the mobile phone lighting or Flashlight
sometimes at night in the field can not find other sources of light, with the mobile phone’s own light is also possible.
Tip 6: Use a light tube in your home, but the wire connecting the light tube should be long enough and movable so that it can be used easily.
Post time: 2020-12-10