What you just need to do is place the reflector flat on the ground right in front of the subject.
Also, keep in mind that the distance of the reflector from the subject can affect the quality of the image. For achieving a soft light, choose a large reflector and place it close to the subject.
Technique #2: The Deep Dark Dramatic Shadow Technique
We have all seen vivid images that have dark shadows.
A perfect example of this technique is the famous portrait of Steve Jobs with his hand on his chin.
This is actually easily achievable with the help of reflectors.
Simply use the black colored reflector and place it on the side of the subject. The black reflector will very clearly create this dark and deep shadow on one side of the subject making it look quite dramatic.
This technique is ideal for headshots and adds that element of drama to the images.
It is also a great way to give the subject a photographic facelift and get rid of all those extra pounds by using the shadows to cover them up.
This can also be the perfect choice when you are capturing body shots since the shadows will make the contours of the body appear more defined.
Final Thoughts on Using the Reflector in Photography
Reflectors might not behigh-end looking photography toolkits that you would want to carry around.
But they do have the ability to produce highly dramatic and improved images.
While it does take a while getting the hang of it, we are sure that after a certain point you will not get enough of this tool.
Also, once you master it, you might no longer need to always carry a reflector with you since the outside world comes with its own reflectors like a glass building that directly gets hit by the sunlight.