Tech Tips : White Reflector

Photography

Yesterday I woke up from being under anesthesia for four hours and started hugging strangers. Why was I under anesthesia? It’s a long and boring story, but let’s just say I got in a fight with a lion with my arms tied behind my back. And won. When I awoke, JD rubbed my shoulders and asked if everything was okay. I smiled and asked if we got the discount. What discount, he asked and then I hugged him. And if what he tells me is true, I started hugging everyone around me.

After I was placed in a wheelchair, I asked to hug my doctor. Twice.

Apparently, I was UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LOVE.

Seeing how I’m a fan of spreading love, I’m thinking today might be a good day to launch a new segment on the blog called Tech Tips. Every so often, I’ll dissect a photo someone asked me about and walk through the process of how the photo was captured and corresponding meta data. If this is a bad idea, I’ll simply blame the anesthesia and pretend it never happened. If you think it’s a good idea, I’ll probably hug you.

50mm f/2.8 1/400 125 ISO

After posting Helen and Eric’s Los Angeles Biltmore wedding, Carrie Joy asked, I ADORE the invitation in the window. Could you share what lens you were using? Were you shooting wide open?

Part of the reason I was able to capture this photo was because it wasn’t too bright outside of the hotel room. It was an overcast day, but still gorgeously illuminated. Of course, it was brighter outside than inside of the hotel room I was shooting in, so once I placed the invitation in the window, the face of the invitation became underexposed (almost shadowed, if you will). If I exposed for the invitation, then the background would become overexposed (and blown out) and the cityscape wouldn’t be visible.
ย ย ย The Solution: I needed to find a way to shed light on the invitation in a way that looked natural. I didn’t want to use flash or a metallic reflector, so I looked around for something white I’d be able to use to bounce natural light. I noticed that the hotel curtain was white, so I simply stood in front of the invitation, grabbed the curtain with my left hand and pulled it behind my head, then took the photo holding the camera with my right hand. Essentially, the curtain became a white reflector and I was able to expose both for the face of the invitation as well as the cityscape in the background.

Feel free to let me know if this makes sense and/or ways to make Tech Tips better in the future…I appreciate it!

Happy Thursday!

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  1. michelle white

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    makes so much sense jasmine!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Wendy Alana

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I adore you, your tips and tricks and your copy of Exposed….every once in a while, I find myself in a situation and I remember your words of encouragement and comfort….I’m not even sure you understand the power of the gift that you bring to others…..God bless…..

  3. Kelly

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    This is a great picture! I am a beginner so sometimes lighting techniques still allude me. Reflecting the light with white material is a great idea that I understand but why did you decide to put it behind your head? Could you explain why this was the best place to position
    the curtain. Thank you!

  4. Gabby / En Route Photography

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Great idea! Looking forward to future tech tips! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Kristen

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    LOVE.LOVE TECH TIP THURSDAY!!1

  6. Life with Kaishon

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I think huggers are grand : )

  7. sonia

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    i love this segment. Falling in love with photography in a different way.
    Plus a good way for us to test our own skills at dissecting a photo and we get to gauge our accuracy from the actual photographer. And we get modelled again making do with what one has. Thanks.
    And here is to a speedy recovery!

  8. LindsayKipp

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I love this segment!!! Keep it coming!! You are awesome Jasmine, for always sharing your tips and fabulous tricks with us!!! Thank you!!!

  9. Antonis

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    This is a GREAT idea! I’ve been secretly hoping you’d start something like this for a long time. The story certainly doesn’t sound like it’s boring if there’s a lion involved…

  10. Paco Perpen

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I think it’s an excellent idea, specially because you have started with a technical improvisation quite simple but very effective which shows that not everything it’s in the gear! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Meredith Sledge

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Woahhh. That’s genius!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Dallas

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Oh, Jasmine, I’m so happy to hear you’re okay, and came out of it hugging up a storm. Take care of yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also, this is a great tip!

  13. Rachel Tatem

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Now if you had been under the influence when you took the shot would you have then yelled "I’m bat girl"… cause that’t the visual I’m getting ;P

    Thanks for the tip and what a great way to use the items around you to make a beautiful shot! Question, when you shoot a wedding do you use reflectors or prefer natural reflection? I know that you use natural defusers but what about reflectors?

  14. Megan Menke

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks so much! This is such a simple but crazy effective tip! I really appreciate how down to earth your shooting process is, yet you capture stunning images! Thanks! <3

  15. Amanda Taylor

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I love this! I think TechTips are going to be fabulous!

  16. Molly W.

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    YES please! I think this would be a great addition to your blog! I’m a fan, I’m a fan!

  17. Whitney Bower

    February 16th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Tech Tips is the best idea ever – I wish I could hug you! Thanks for being so amazing =)

  18. Jordan

    February 16th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I am so glad that Carrie asked that question! I had been wondering for a looooooong time! Love tech tips. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Sara

    February 16th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I love tech tips . . . I love you . . . If i was there I would hug you too!

  20. sherri lynn

    February 16th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    This is so helpful to know! I’m looking forward to learning more of your tips!

  21. Cory

    February 16th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    First! hehehe ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. corey

    February 16th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Clever J* like these tips…

  23. Lillian Chang

    February 16th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Waking up under the influence of love isn’t a bad way to come out of anesthesia ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad that everything seemed to turn out okay!

    This is a WONDERFUL new series – it’s so funny because I’ve been practicing a lot with my camera and I have been trying to master this very shot (or something similar anyway – of getting the background while shooting something indoors). Thanks for the tip – I can’t wait to try and practice this!

    Please keep this series going! I’m sure a lot of us can learn loads!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Stephanie Stewart

    February 16th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Beautiful! Love the Tech Tips! Keep ’em coming!
    I hope you are on the mend, and all those people you hugged were so lucky! Please save one for me in Chicago! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. susana cristina

    February 16th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Tech tips are always welcome and appreciated! Thank you for being open about sharing your knowledge with all of us that are still learning the ropes…

  26. LEOLAK

    February 16th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Hug away chick…this rocks! Glad all went okay with whatever Lion you were fighting! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. marissa nicole

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I have heard you talk about natural reflectors before & started to place white sheets on the floor just outside of my frame when I shoot indoors. But I really noticed the difference by accident one day when I moved a blanket from one side the the other & my son’s face was so amazing illuminated it was unreal. That was the day natural reflectors really made sense to me.

  28. Linda Tamarpirat

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you for sharing this post with us Jasmine!

  29. Abby Hacker

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    It makes perfect sense…do I get a hug now? ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. anouschka

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    awesome new segment!

  31. Libby K

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I’m a natural born hugger. I love when you hug someone and you feel them go rigid in your arms. So then I hug harder. Hahahaha! I get to hug you in Chicago! Woot-woot! Oh yes, and thank you for the tip! I will take as many tech tips as I can get! HUGS!

  32. Schiavonn

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Makes total sense. I have done something similar in the past. :0 )
    ((hugs))

  33. Sarah

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Awesome job at explaining. Totally made sense. Thanks for sharing I’ll have to try this out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. darling paumen

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Hug Me – I think is a brilliant idea!!!
    Hugs,

  35. Kimberly

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Love when it is simple as that! Awesome tip for all situations. Thanks sooo much-my turn to hug you!

  36. danielle

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Brilliant and extremely generous of you to share!!! That is an awesome tip. Thanks!

  37. Meghan

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I love it!!! Such a good tip, thank you so much Jasmine!

  38. Rachel Marie Photography

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Hurray for Tech Tips! i think its a great idea and definitely had nothing to do with the anesthesia. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  39. Jasmin Hunter

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I think this is a brilliant idea. Thank you for sharing, and yes, it does make sense.

    Your work inspires me. I look forward to getting a hug from you some day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. janelle marina

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Yay I can’t believe I am the first comment! Woo hoo! I just wanted to say that’s some good outside of the box thinkin! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Miriam Corona

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    What a great idea. Thanks for sharing these tech tips! Hugs ๐Ÿ˜‰

  42. bethany

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I love tech tips! This one was helpful and I love the opportunity to learn any time and any way that I can!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  43. Jessica

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Ooooh… So excited for this! Tech Tips and Nutella sounds like my kind of relaxing ๐Ÿ˜‰

  44. Lukas

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Hey Jasmin! I hope you get well soon!
    Sometimes things are just as simple as catching reflecting light with a curtain. But i must confess that this wasnยดt the first thing i would have thought about at this moment ๐Ÿ˜€

    Your idea of sharing those tech tips is great!! Keep it up!!

    Cheerz Lukas

  45. Joyce

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Makes TOTAL sense. I think it’s a great idea to post more Tech tips. I’ve gone through all your posting hoping to find more and when I read this posting I could not help but SMILE… HUGE SMILE!…
    Now i’m gonna run home and HUG everyone!!!! big hug back to you!
    J

  46. Christina Gressianu Wedding Photographer

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    This is a GOOD idea… and the hugs are too. Definitely good ideas.

  47. The New Diplomat's Wife

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    love this! anything that sheds light on where you were standing in relation to the photo is always helpful!

  48. ilo photo

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Makes a lot of sense! And is a great idea; you could even do that with a bride’s portrait-against-window shots for some added fill light (as long as she’s not claustrophobic!)
    -Dana and Nik Fiorito

  49. Rima Berzin

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    First – LOL – LOVE your story about anesthesia & hugs. I did the same thing after I woke up from a hospital procedure. I was walking around the recovery room hugging patients. They must of thought I was a looney tune!

    Now, your photo tip. Genius result and the tip makes sense. But I have a question.You’ve got your reflector working but when you expose, do you expose for the cityscape and let reflector compensate for invites underexposure?

  50. Leslie Davis

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    love the idea of tech tips! such a great first post … totally makes sense ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Laura Stricklin

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    THANK YOU.. I for the life of me was wondering how you pulled this photo off!!! Already loving "Tech Tips"!

  52. Abe

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Love the new segment (mostly cause I’m a techie, not to be confused with a trekie (not eeeven in the same galaxy)) and love to gab about what it takes to make a photo. I vote you keep on with it…or…keep on keepin’ on!

  53. Amanda Swafford

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I think this is a FANTASTIC idea! I’ve always wanted more technical info. Thanks!

    I hope you’re recovering well from your procedure!

  54. Gina

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    umm… a window never looked so good, cheers!

  55. Tami Inoue

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I love this…I’m super excited for this new feature!!!!

  56. Jana

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Quite creative!!

  57. Catie Coyle

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I am already LOVING the Tech Tips. Can you do it once a week? ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Christine Gosch

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    You are hilarious. I would have hugged you! haha

  59. Juli

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Brilliant! Love this new section!!! Please continue!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I’m right there with ya – I hugged all the nurses after I went under anesthesia, too. ๐Ÿ˜›

  60. Carrie Joy

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Jasmine! Oh my gosh!!! You are awesome! I feel so honored to have my question addressed on your blog! And it was soooo timely because I’ve really been trying to learn how to use reflected light as I shoot… I’m totally going to try this nifty approach! ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. GallerybyLaura

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I like tech tips!

  62. Susan Evans

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    YES! This is a great idea! Please keep it up! It would be great to get a hug but I’ll take tech tips without too.

  63. Megan Hayes

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    What a good little tip. Seems the anesthesia has worn off and this is another great idea of yours to start this new segment of your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Jessica

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Immensely helpful!

  65. Liz Lovi

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    (hope you are felling better) and I think this segment is awesome, and you are amazing for sharing all your tips with us!! And you are just pretty amazing in general ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Vanessa

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Great tip and very inventive, will need to remember this next time I’m in a similar situation. BTW, love tech tips!!

  67. Donna Good

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    thanks so much for sharing this. looking forward to more!

  68. Nancy Mitchell

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks for the helpful tip! I look forward to more Tech Tips! And I am glad you are feeling better:)

  69. Brenda

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Brilliant!

  70. Scott Eng

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Looking forward to the Tech Talk series. I have a request: Would you be willing to put up a few pre/post processed image? As an aspiring photographer, I always see what people post on the blog but I always find myself wondering what the image looked like prior. Some need more work than others but I think it would be a good compass to see what came out of the camera and what the final result is.

    Thanks for all that you do for us.

  71. cassandra-m

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    brilliant~!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. alexandra

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Thank you!! love this!

  73. Ashley Goodwin

    February 16th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    OOOoooOOO aren’t YOU smart! (and silly looking!). That’s good! While I’m a huge fan of the "blown out" look (highlights, hair, etc.), this photo is way way better without it. Love the soft background.

  74. Richard

    February 16th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I like this new section on your blog. I follow you some time ago from Argentina.
    Thanx Jasmine for all your shares!

  75. Jeni Brower

    February 16th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Love the idea of Tech Tips. And I totally have a visual of you NOT using a reflector – all Scarlet O’Hara style with the curtain ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank You for the Tips – Keep em comin, please…

  76. Emily Bishop

    February 16th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    This was a great post! I love the Tech Tips idea, it’s perfect. Thanks so much!

  77. Andre

    February 16th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Love the concept of this segment

  78. Monika

    February 16th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I love this! I just watched Zach & Jody Gray’s video on [b]school about their 5in1 reflector and now this! Great great tips. So simple but can make SUCH a huge difference. I wanna hug you for sure!!

  79. Jennifer Johnson

    February 16th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Brilliant! Thanks for sharing! I love this new idea of yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Lucia

    February 16th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I think it is a fantastic idea doing Tips and Tricks and I loved this one!

  81. Nikki McKenzie

    February 16th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’m photographing my first wedding this May and I need all the tech tips I can get!!

  82. Maxine

    February 16th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    That was a great tip Jasmine! Very versatile concept and can’t wait to try that out. I think sharing tech tips on dissecting photos is an excellent idea, thanks as always!

  83. Barb

    February 16th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Resourcefulness : ) Good thinkin’!

  84. Janeane Melton

    February 16th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I love this! (photo and post)

  85. Bobbie Brown

    February 16th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Makes perfect sense! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing more of these posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  86. Jessica Chavez

    February 16th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    First off, I hope you are feeling good! Then I have to say that I love that you share tips like this one with us, `cause it helps us think differently while we are out shooting =) thanks for that!!

  87. Hunter

    February 16th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Wishing you a speedy recovery – glad you won the fight. Thanks much for sharing your knowledge and expertise, I look forward to future dissections.

  88. Haley Johnston

    February 16th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    You are so clever! Thanks for sharing!

  89. Pete

    February 16th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Cool, nice quick little tip post. I like the idea…it’s not the drugs…keep em coming.

  90. Pallavi

    February 16th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    very nice idea Jasmine ! Thanks for sharing ….

  91. Bashar A.

    February 16th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I really like the simple and easy to read explanation. No need to use "big words" ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. Jenelle Sewell

    February 16th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Always love your tips on using natural light and reflectors…thank you.

  93. Smartie

    February 16th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Thank goodness for wikipedia. So do you think through every photograph like this or do you "test the light" and then naturally adjust your settings/impromptu reflectors to make the picture better?

  94. Feather Midgley

    February 16th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Your like the McGaver of photography lighting, lol….I love it! Such an awesome idea, thanks for sharing and for reminding me to think out of the box, or circle if you’re backwards like me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And I think you’re even more awesome for spreading the LOVE…we all need the spread the love a bit more in our days.

  95. Christina Graves

    February 16th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    That is brilliant! Thank you and yes your Tech Tips are always helpful : )
    Always be true to who you are.
    Loveyaalot’s

  96. Andrea Paris

    February 16th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Oooh, this is a great post. Thank you for sharing such a practical tip. Now I want my hug.

  97. vera

    February 16th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Love it!!! Will be waiting for more to come!!! thank you so much for shasring so much!! <3 <3

  98. Ashley Perez

    February 16th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Genius! Way to use your surroundings. Hope you’re feeling better!

  99. Matt

    February 17th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Jasmine, after watching your creativeLIVE wedding week, I think it’d be very informational and useful to see how you use the various and sundry implements of destruction around you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Since you don’t tend to carry the lights and reflectors others might, just seeing what you use to get the light where you want it and get the exposure you want would be very educational.

  100. Yuliya M.

    February 17th, 2012 at 12:17 am

    So simple and brilliant, love the tech tips, keep them coming! And I’m expecting a hug at the fix ๐Ÿ˜‰

  101. Becky

    February 17th, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Yay tech tips are awesome! It’s really helpful to see how other people deal with common location issues. Thank you!

  102. Melbourne Wedding Photography

    February 17th, 2012 at 2:36 am

    There are natural reflectors everywhere, which is great. Once you start using them you wonder how you managed before!

  103. Mandi

    February 17th, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Keep these coming! Love!

    So, we can’t talk you into telling us more about your surgery???

    What if we all think it’s some aweome plastic surgery??? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  104. Tatiane Barauna

    February 17th, 2012 at 4:45 am

    LUV IT! Cool to know your insights(especially for the ones of us who’s beginning ๐Ÿ˜‰

  105. Tina Nandi

    February 17th, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Very innovative and very helpful! This is a great section… thanks!

  106. Lydia

    February 17th, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Love the idea for this series! This tip made perfect sense and reminded me to think creatively about natural reflectors next time I’m in a pinch!

  107. Mandy

    February 17th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    High 5 for Tech Tips!! Tx a mil for sharing!!

    Keep on huggin’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  108. Rudi

    February 17th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Yes! This makes sense! Great tip that I wouldn’t have thought about. So thank you. I’m sure you’re really helping a lot of photographers to improve there skills with these kind of tips. Looking forward to more Tech Tips!

  109. Rose

    February 17th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I am learning sooo much. Keep it coming and if i ever meet you at WPPI i’ll take a hug too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  110. Tara

    February 17th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    haha! What a great tip! I love how you are so creative in these things! ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Jessica

    February 17th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you so much for the tip! I’m looking forward to future ones to come!

  112. Jess

    February 17th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I ALREADY love your TECH TIPS!!

  113. Sonal

    February 17th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! Simple and easy to understand.

  114. Cy Gilbert

    February 17th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    LOVE the idea of Tech Tips! It’s really neat to hear first-hand how you create your images. ๐Ÿ™‚

  115. Diana

    February 18th, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Okay… hug me now!!! Lol

  116. Synergy Photography

    February 18th, 2012 at 2:15 am

    I want to hug YOU – Genius!!

  117. Sue Gauthier

    February 18th, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Jas
    Thank you for sharing!!! I wear alot of white or off white in my business attire, to allow a natural reflection for those closeer up things like invitations, other details like rings etc. Even during baby shoots, I wear off white to Reflect a natural window light without the hassle of dealing with a reflector.

  118. Denise Prichett

    February 18th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    This is so great!!!! I never would of thought of the curtain I would have just tried different angles. Thanks Jasmine you rock!!!!!

  119. Denise Prichett

    February 18th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    This is so great!!!! I never would of thought of the curtain I would have just tried different angles. Thanks Jasmine you rock!!!!!

  120. Riaan Roux

    February 19th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    When i first saw the photo I was wondering where the extra light was coming from and assumed it would be a bounced flash, but it looked to natural. Even bounced flash lets certain things look a little unnatural. Using the curtain certainly brought that natural feel to the image. We often, especially a strobist such as myself, tend to forget to look for things that add the natural feel.

  121. Faith

    February 19th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Im officially UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LOVE! Thank you Jasmine, I love this post. Did I mention i have an aunty named Jasmine? I have an Aunty named Jasmine. Bula (Hello) from Fiji!

  122. Penny

    February 19th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    You are brilliant!! I was considering purchasing a white reflector when I really just need to be more aware of my surroundings.
    Great lesson. Thanks!

  123. Jas A

    February 19th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Love this tip!! More pls

  124. Biju Oommen

    February 20th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Jasmine, love this new section. Great tip. Thank you and big HUG

  125. patricia

    February 20th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Love the first tech tip! Looking forward to more…Great stuff. Can I hug you for sharing your wisdom with us? You’re the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  126. Kevin

    February 20th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing JS!!

  127. Sam Allen

    February 21st, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    What an amazing tip! You are so resourceful!

  128. Mireya

    February 22nd, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Makes perfect sense!!! And it’s awesomely helpful ๐Ÿ™‚

  129. Jason

    February 22nd, 2012 at 2:28 am

    What a cool idea! Way to improvise in a tough spot. Cool!

  130. Abby Grace

    February 22nd, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I always feel really stupid when I forget that natural reflectors exist. I think I’m going to write "NATURAL REFLECTORS" on my hand in red Sharpie for my next wedding.

  131. Nicole

    February 24th, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Umm…. GENIOUS! (Good, Lord!)

  132. Farida

    July 16th, 2013 at 2:25 am

    More tech tips would be awesome!!!