Yesterday I received my order for a “Lastolite 32″ Tri Grip Collapsable Triangular Reflector, Silver / White, with Built-in Holder.” Sounds cool and it is. It’s a silver and white reflector with a handle and its sooo very easy to use. I’ve seen Ed Pignol speak twice in the past two weeks and these are one of his tools for getting great exposure in his photography. I gave it a try and am very happy with the results.
Couple things that make it very nice:
* Very satisfying “thwac” when you open it up. It goes from a little folded circle to large guitar-pick shaped reflector in less than a second. Lucius (my son) loved opening and closing it. You could hear Thwac-Fold, Thwac-Fold, Thwac-Fold for about 15 minutes in our house this afternoon.
* Folds nicely first and every time – I was shocked that I got it back into the pouch so easily.
* Handle makes using it a breeze – cannot figure out why there aren’t more of these. Calumet – you gotta catch up. Works fine for a single shooter (like I am mostly)
* Great results – can’t say that it reflects light better than other reflectors but because it was so easy to use, I found myself using it throughout my shoot with little Asher.
I can definitely see myself using this again – especially with photographing children and families. Will be a nice addition for working in the San Francisco Fog and in homes.
This week I worked with Asher and his mom Jennafer. Asher has fabulous curls and its pretty clear that Jennafer won’t be cutting his hair anytime soon. He is a great little guy – very determined to explore most everything. And because he wasn’t so interested in staying still, the mobility of the Lastolite reflector was very helpful. I could place it on his shadowed side or at his feet to add just a bit of light to his face and eyes. Allowed me to snap a few shots before Asher moved on and then quickly reposition it.
I think it worked out really well. Thanks Jennafer and Asher (and Daddy Paul who made a cameo). Hope you enjoy the photos.
Blog link: http://jchandlerphotography.com/1770