Beautiful Outdoor Glamour Shots

The wonders of a simple new invention from Westcott Lighting – a new Shoot Through Reflector called the Omega. I saw an advertisement for this new reflector and thought I would give it a try.  It is so simple to use and creates amazing glamour shots both inside and outside. The reflector has a large opening in the middle, so the photographer can shoot through it to photograph a model.

The reflector has four reflective surfaces: white, gold, silver and black. Each one gives a slightly different look. The key is to use a natural or artificial source of light behind the subject to create a hair light and a light to bounce off the reflector. The result is a beautiful catch-light in the model’s eyes and beautiful outdoor glamour shots.

As you can see from the illustration on the left, the photographer is using the silver side. A simple off camera flash unit is behind the subject to create the hair light and the reflected light.

It took me a few days to get the hang of using this reflector. Lucky for me, I had a very patient model, Spencer, who is pictured below.

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