I have a 42 inch 5 in 1 Photoflex reflector that I wanted to have fun with and share the results with you. I wanted to demonstrate the difference between using the gold reflective surface and the white reflective surface.
Here is the setup: a Photoflex monolight aimed at the reflector so the light would bounce and illuminate the side of my subject’s face. A small strobe would fill the background. I could flip the reflector around to get either the gold or white side.
The shutter speed was set at 1/60th of a second with an aperture of F/16.
To begin, I shot a white soccer ball. The first shot, with the white reflector gives a cooler, all white image. The second, with the gold reflector gives a much warmer picture and the soccer ball appears a little yellow.
Finally, I took some pictures of my daughter (always smiling) with both reflectors. The gold reflector in the first image is warmer and gives her a somewhat tanned look. The white reflector in the second image is much cooler.
Which do you prefer? Happy shooting!