Cinematographer Skills: When and How To Use A Reflector

When shooting outdoors, reflectors are a simple but essential piece of kit when you want to harness all that abundant natural light – and most of us are in Southeast Asia, so natural light is thankfully abundant.

A lot of us keep a 5-sided reflector in our kit, which is a reflector with (no prizes for guessing) 5 surfaces: white, black, gold, silver, and translucent. Wondering which side to use with which surface, though? Digital Camera World has put together this handy cheat sheet to help you along your way:


reflector cheat sheet