If you only buy one accessory, buy this one...
What you'll need:
How to use it:
I highly recommend having an assistant with you while shooting with a reflector. You can, however, try it with by yourself by using your surroundings. I have propped it up on many things on location and tried using a light stand as well. Only thing is that you are at the mercy of the wind, and the bigger reflector you get the harder it is to keep it still without a helping hand.
Anyway, First step it to pose your model and compose your shot, as usual. If you are using the reflector side I suggest placing the sun behind your subject and bouncing the light back into them. If you are using it as a scrim I suggest facing your subject so that the sun is lighting them at about a 45 degree angle and shooting from the shadow side of the face.
Secondly, have your assistant hold and aim the reflector toward the subject.
and lastly, fire away!
Camera: Canon EOS M50