How To: DIY photo reflector

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How To: DIY photo reflector


Jared from InventGeek begins a series of photo gear projects with his recipe for a 40″ pop-up reflector

So photography is not only a hobby of mine, but also more or less absolute necessity for what I do here on invent geek. That being said I have always been appalled at the high prices for photography equipment and accessories and I find myself thinking that I could make this a lot cheaper than that! Well its time I put my money where my mouth is I guess and finally start equipping my studio with the types of equipment I both want and need to create more consistent and higher quality imagery for our projects. So I have started a new series of projects in preparation to the launch of a new sister site in our how to network for photography, studio and lighting equipment and accoutrement that I am putting together. So we will be doing many projects across the board and wanted to start with something easy and yet worthwhile.

As he notes in the step-by-step – the spring steel fish tape required for the project, can unravel quite energetically when released from its coil – so be sure to protect eyes, skin, and other valuable objects should you give this one a go.

4 thoughts on “How To: DIY photo reflector

  1. says:

    You can get a pair of these at your local auto parts store for the same price as making a single. Look for “magic” sun shades. They come in several sizes and have an elastic band built in for storage.

    1. Collin Cunningham says:

      ha – amazing what companies can get away with charging for “photo” equipment :)

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