The five-in-one reflector is one of the first accessories any photographer should own, and it's something you'll likely hang on to throughout your career, as it proves itself endlessly useful and versatile. This great video shows the wide range of different looks you can achieve using a single light and reflector.
Coming to you from Daniel Norton with Adorama TV, this awesome video shows off the versatility of the five-in-one reflector. Light modifiers can be awfully expensive accessories, but as you'll see here, Norton uses a monolight with just the built-in reflector, then uses the five-in-one reflector to achieve a variety of different looks. My personal favorite is using the diffuser panel. It's a great way to instantly turn any hard light source into a soft, flattering one, and it's actually what I use most with my five-in-one reflector. As long as it isn't too windy out, it makes it easy to shoot at any time of day and get a flattering light on my subject, even during midday, when the sun is high overhead and producing the most difficult light. It's one of the best and cheapest tools any photographer can have. Check out the video above for the full rundown.