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Pete's Tips 4 - cheap reflector

Pete > Pete Blog > Pete's Tips 4 - cheap reflector
07/11/2008 - 8:08 AM



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You read regularly that a reflector is useful and the normal DIY approach is to mount some tin foil onto a piece of card. I found another option that looks a bit more professional. One of those silver reflectors used to keep the sun out of a car window. It's quite thick, flexible and can be cut up into shapes to suite certain subjects. I have two small pieces that I can fold up and carry in my gadget bag and use for close ups such as fungi. I saw another member (Chase) using gold reflective card that you would buy from a stationary shop. This worked well too, but card soon gets shabby, so you will need to replace more often.

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Boyd
Boyd e2 Member 1111213 forum postsBoyd vcard Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2008 - 10:12 AM

...alternatively buy yourself one of these - you need never be without a reflector again!

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LisaRose
LisaRose e2 Member 8172 forum postsLisaRose vcard United States4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2008 - 5:26 PM

Lol...Sorry Pete, have to go with Boyd on this one. Wink

Seriously, I like these tips Pete, good idea.

aftertherain
11 Nov 2008 - 8:52 PM

Aldi smoked salmon used to come sitting on a bit of gold card that just happened to be silver on the reverse side - it's my favourite reflector ( now the smell has worn off Smile )

Actually I was thinking about all the free gifts I've had from Camera Magazines -I got a silver and a white reflector from AP and a spirit level from WDC and it made me realise that this year there have been hardly any freebies!

Last Modified By aftertherain at 11 Nov 2008 - 8:54 PM
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