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18-10-09, 02:57 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bath, UK
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As I must do photography on a budget is there a way of making a portable reflector as I have a friend who wants some pics taking and I may need one.
thanks to all who reply.
I've used a wide range of things over the years as an impromptu reflector
– a sheet of white paper is great for small still life subjects
- a white bedsheet can be hung on any convenient item, or held by an assistant to create a large reflector
- a wall mirror makes a very strong reflector, create a spotlit effect on your subject
- sheets of white foam (often used for packaging) are light to carry around for reflectors (but break easily)
- a more durable portable material for reflectors is Foamex, or similar. The plastic-coated board they use for shop signage. You can use the reverse side of old sales material or exhibition signage.
- painting a sheet of wooden board white makes another useful studio-style reflector
Any other ideas, anyone?
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