Sometimes the obstacle, when you are working on location, is not so much a lack of light but the fact that it is not in the right places, which is why we mentioned understanding the direction of light above. Another thing that you can try to overcome this is to use some basic accessories to shape and direct the existing light, such as a reflector.
Reflectors are perfect for directing light so it falls exactly where you want it, which in the case of portraits is on your model, x. An example of when a reflector comes in handy is when you are shooting with the sun behind your subject, which generally results in your model being in shade. A reflector can bounce some of this light back at your model’s face, resulting in a more even exposure in the foreground and the background.
There are different types of reflectors that produce different results. Here is a brief outline:
White reflectors - The most versatile option
Silver reflectors - The strongest reflectors
Gold reflectors - Produces a warmer quality of light
Black reflectors - Absorbs rather than reflecting light. Best for reducing light in blown-out areas.