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Pete's Tips 4 - cheap reflector


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Pete's Tips 4 - cheap reflector

7 Nov 2008 8:08AM   Views : 290 Unique : 248

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.

Tags: Diy Reflector


Boyd 13 11.2k 11 Wales
8 Nov 2008 10:12AM
...alternatively buy yourself one of these - you need never be without a reflector again!

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LisaRose 10 172 4 United States
8 Nov 2008 5:26PM
Lol...Sorry Pete, have to go with Boyd on this one. Wink

Seriously, I like these tips Pete, good idea.
aftertherain 12 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 8:52PM
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!

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