The specular light of a shining sun can cast awful shadows that can ruin a portrait. However, bringing in a collapsible reflector can work to remedy this issue.
But what is a photographer to do when they can’t afford to get an assistant to make adjustments and bounce light in the right direction? For Rojas, the answer lies in the buildings that tower over him. When the sun shines on a surface, whether it be a large white skyscraper or a metallic garage door, it transforms the harsh specular light into an encompassing soft light that’s sure to flatter any subject.