Why are there so many colors of reflective boards? How should you choose?

The reflective board is a type of cost -effective, wide application, and light -supplementing equipment.

At present, most of the reflective boards on the market provide a variety of reflection, such as “two -in -one (gold+silver)”, “five -in -one (gold+silver+white+black+soft)” and “seven -in -one (gold+silver+silver) +White+black+soft+blue+green) “, of which five -in -one is the main.

Why do I have so many reflection on the reflective board? What are their own effects and what are the subjects for shooting? What skills and precautions are there in use? Let’s take a look together!

1. Silver reflection

The silver reflective surface is the most widely used and the most frequently used.

It has the strongest reflectivity, and is the best choice in the weak light environment (or when you need to create a strong auxiliary light). Whether it is light or as the main light source, it can be competent.

In addition, silver reflective faces the relatively “friendly” of novices.

When arranging the reflector, the distance from the reflector to the main body is very important, but beginners often lack experience, making the reflector too far away from the subject. The silver reflective surface can reflect more light, which partly makes up for the consequences of this mistake.

Of course, it is not to say that the silver reflective surface is universal. When the environmental light is strong, the silver reflective board often causes the reflex light to be too strong and “hard”, which affects the effect of filling light. You may need to soften light or make the distance farther.


2. Golden anti -light surface


The golden reflective surface is suitable for outdoor portraits, because it is the most matched with the warm color that comes with the sun.

Especially when shooting the image of the sun, the sun itself comes with a warm color. After reflecting through the golden reflective reflection, it will further strengthen the warm color tone, and it will feel more sunset on people:


However, it is best not to use the golden reflux surface under the studio and flash -the yellow tone is yellow for the time being, and you will find that the color of the white artificial light source reflected on the character is not uniform.

3. White anti -light surface


Compared with the reflective surface of gold and silver, the reflection strength of the white reflective surface is low, but the reflected light is relatively soft, uniform, and clean, which is very suitable for filling the light to fade the shadow.


As long as the light is not too dark, the white reflective surface is equally easy to use in the indoor and outdoor, and the lighting effect is the most natural.

However, due to the insufficient reflection rate of the white reflection, you may need to be closer to the subject, adding some small troubles to the scene composition; in addition, in the weak light environment, the performance of the white reflex surface is not good.

4. Black suction noodles

The black surface of the reflective board is not used to “reflect”, but to “absorb light”. Putting the black light in the right place can significantly reduce the light in the corresponding direction.

When shooting still, black -absorbing surfaces are often used to reduce the surface reflection of the object, and it is very commonly used when shooting jewelry, glass bottle and metal items.

When shooting portraits, black absorbers are more used to create personalized shadows in the specified position.

5. soft light board

Remove all the “jackets” on the anti -light board, the rest is the soft light board. It does not have the ability to reflect and cannot make up for light, but it can effectively soften the light.

The specific method of use is also very simple, just put the soft light board between the subject and the light source.

When you shoot in the top light at noon, when you shoot under the mottled tree shadow, if you don’t want to leave a significant shadow on the character’s face, use the soft light board to “filter” the light!

If your reflective board is large enough, when you need to shoot a person’s face, you can also use the soft light to serve as the background.

Some people asked, “What is the use of blue and green reflective noodles in the seven -in -one anti -light board.” Frankly, I feel that their use is not great, maybe it is to make the price of this board higher .. ….


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