Did I mention we bought a reflector kit for use with our camera? Our hope is that it will come in handy when we’re taking photos in the harsh daytime sun of East Africa.
We had some time (and the right conditions) to test it out during our Thanksgiving cottage adventure. This thing is huge. It does fold into a handy carrying case, but when it’s fully open, it’s actually kinda hard to hold onto in a strong breeze. Turns out it’s very useful, though. It can serve as a reflector (with silver, white, and gold surfaces to help eliminate shadows and add some colour) or as a diffuser to reduce shadows caused by harsh overhead light.
You can see in these couple of photos how the gold reflector and the diffuser can lead to nicer images. Definitely a good investment – especially since we bought it on Amazon from a little upstart Canadian company that was charging a fraction of the price the big Canadian Photography store (Henry’s) wanted for a similar product.
A good deal on a useful piece of equipment = yay for us!