Using A Reflector For Natural Light Boudoir Photography

Featured Image Is A Screen Grab From The Video Featured In This Post. All Credit To Jen Rozenbaum and Westcott.

If you have not heard; reflectors are a natural light photographers best friend. These handy discs help photographers bounce light, filling in the shadows on a subject in a pleasing way. Natural light photography is incredibly popular in the boudoir niche, and today we have a great video showing how to use a reflector to make the most out of the window light available.

Jen Rozenbaum is an award-winning boudoir photographer and educator based out of New York, and in the following video she demonstrates how to utilize Westcott’s Omega Reflector 360 in a hotel boudoir shoot.

As noted in the video, Jen really loved that blue wall, but wasn’t the biggest fan of the lighting. So by simply having a reflector held camera left, aimed at the subject, Jen was able to take a shot with what she felt was too much shadow, and easily turn it into a shot with plenty of light and fill. If you just look at the example below you can see the difference between the two shots – all from a simple reflector, no lights needed.

*screengrab from the video, all credit to Jen and Westcott*

Westcott’s Omega Reflector 360 works well like this, as a standard reflector, but additionally it functions well as a more direct reflector, thanks to its hole in the center which you can shoot through to somewhat mimic the look of a ring light for headshots. The Omega Reflector 360 comes with a carrying case and a suction cup hook – you can get one yourself over on Amazon now for just $129.

For more information about shooting natural light boudoir, Jen Rozenbaum, or other Westcott products, make sure and checkout their website – here.

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.