Don’t Screw Up: Here’s the Correct Way to Use a Reflector for Better Outdoor Portraits (VIDEO)

We often turn to Joe Edelman for simple lighting tutorials, and in the video below he’s a bit perturbed because photographers often mess up outdoor portraits by not using their reflectors properly. Follow Edelman’s simple advice and you won’t make this mistake.

Edelman’s tips have implications for indoor shooting as well, and cover basics like positioning a reflector (or monolight) correctly for the most flattering results—while avoiding the dreaded “ghoulish” appearance that occurs when a reflector is held too low.

You can watch more tutorials from Edelman on his YouTube channel, and don’t miss his earlier video we posted, explaining how to shoot great indoor portraits with one light and a simple reflector.