Day two of self-portrait week. What a difference the reflector makes, eh? I have to say, I think I prefer the drama of the top photo—without the reflector—but that may be because I'm used to that look. I can definitely see why most people like the reflector (or fill flash or whatever) lighting the entire face.
Which way do you prefer?
I need to remember to check for shadows when positioning the reflector. I gave myself what looks like a black eye. :) It's hard to hold the reflector while taking a picture of yourself! I had all the focus/placement difficulties of self-portraits, plus the challenge of trying to verify reflector lighting in a handheld mirror. Phew.