On Friday I attended a Nederpix-Birdpix moderator meeting in Zwolle. As usual I got a ride from Jaap. In this case we made a detour to Den Ham as he had to pick up his new camera (a canon 5DmkII, and no, I’m not jealous at all….). I agreed with myself not to spent any money, but failed to keep to that agreement. I ended up buying a 5 in 1 reflector. This can be used to lighten up shades for portrets or macro photography. This reflector has 5 different options. I has a silver, a gold and a white side that can be used to reflect light, a black side to create a nice background and it can be used as a diffuser to diffuse bright sunlight.
I tried it the next day at the mushroom photography day. With this White Saddle I tried different versions. Here I show the golden side (a bit warmer colours), the silver side (a bit colder) and without the reflector. The effect isn’t very visible here, because the pictures were taken in a forest without direct sunlight. The brighter the sun, the stronger the effect.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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