I often feel badly for being unable to respond to every email I receive...no, really, it keeps me up at night and I craft responses IN MY HEAD, but never have the time to write back. I could probably be a professional emailer if I didn't restrict how much time I'm tethered to my laptop. I often use blog posts to address questions I'm repeatedly asked, one of the most popular being: How do you shoot in hard or tricky lighting?
I've referenced my use of Natural Reflectors (here, here, and here), and I go into depth about finding Natural Reflectors in harsh afternoon light during my photography workshop. I'm actually hosting a workshop here in Orange County in November, so if you'd like to attend, be sure to register!
At a shoot last week, JD and I were photographing the bride indoors, but it wasn't the best lighting conditions. Whenever I'm faced with this difficulty, I immediately look for natural light...and reflectors. What I found was a outset window with white paneling. The natural light streamed in and created a pocket of reflected light...and then I died.
Here's an UNretouched snapshot JD captured of my working condition and to show what I'm describing...yes, that's my camera on the left side....