One of my colleagues at DAMTP needed some photos to demonstrate her new image processing algorithm. So we scheduled half an hour before lunch and went out into the light rain with a camera and a reflector. I sometimes carry the reflector with me when photographing, but I rarely use it. This time, since there were four of us, I could get someone to hold it for me. I did a few shots with and without the reflector to compare, and it was interesting to see how much difference it made for the shadows when we were standing next to the building, under the roof.
Update: The photo above is now featured in Joana Grah’s paper “Regularization with Sparse Vector Fields: From Image Compression to TV-type Reconstruction”, available on the arXive.org website (see Figure 4).
If you are interested in some tips on how to use a reflector, then have a look at this YouTube video (from the SLR Lounge) showing how to put it to good use on a sunny day.
I have a bit of a backlog with photos, so stay tuned. There will be another dress rehearsal, and a fashion photo shoot coming in the next few days.