Sometimes you really don't need an elaborate Flash Setup if you have a reflector. On Saturday afternoon I presented a Basic Portrait Class in Jozi. Lindiwe, one of our students, was kind enough to stand in for a quick demo on how to use a reflector while we waited for our model. The only difference between the two images below is an added silver reflector to fill the shadow areas.
DPC Wedding Photography Course These images were shot on Sunday to show the difference between using natural light and flash. Using Flash allows you to "underexpose" the scene with your camera and then "punch-out" your subject with flash. With this example, I showed the class how the technique can be used in a very subtle way. It does not need to be overly dramatic always, i.e. for softer bridal portraits, but at the same capture the impact of the surroundings.