Another photography post!
Yay…right. 😉 So this morning I was looking at photography tips. (I kinda’ make a practice of looking at stuff in that field, because I don’t have any classes so anything I know is pretty much internet gained knowledge.) And I stumbled on two posts. One was talking about light reflectors, and the other was talking about El Bokeh Walls. Both posts were diy posts and both posts used aluminum or tin foil. I was intrigued. Ever since my good friend, S, posted a photo that she took using light reflectors…I suddenly wanted some. I looked and found these. I still want them, but I figure that I ought to go with the cheaper alternative. So I have. But first, I’m going to show you setup #1’s transformation. I decided to make a photography mini studio…so I did.
Now maybe you’re wondering what the result of the diy reflectors and El bokeh wall actually is. It works! I don’t get the beautiful fat, colored bokeh lights that she shows you in the bokeh tutorial…but I suspect that’s because all I have is my little canon powershot ELPH 150 IS…and I don’t have a large aperture lens, speedlight, or colored gels. 🙂 But as always, I work with what I can get. So what do the photos I took look like? Oh okay…I’ll show you.
Now I’m going to show you the difference when there aren’t any reflectors. I will use my brother’s piggy bank as a model. 🙂
So maybe someday I’ll actually have the traditional mini studio white sheet look? I don’t know. I think that the bokeh wall reflector thing will be good for my etsy product photos. Maybe this trick will come in handy after all, who knows?
Any of you ever tried this bokeh thing/ reflectors? (if you have a wide aperture lens, I think you could really make this technique a whole lot nicer)
What are your thoughts on indoor photography?
Do you ever use light reflectors?