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Using a Reflector to Enhance Your Cook Out

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© Joel Silverman

A silver reflector can turn a snapshot into a professionally-lit photograph.  An image like this has subjects in dark forest withbright mid-day lake scenery visible behind them.  Perfect exposure for the subjects would mean “blowing out” the lake because the exposure range of the camera can′t handle such a great difference in brightness.  By using a reflector to brighten up the subjects, their brightness level is closer to the background and so the contrast is lowered to a usable range.


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