How To Build And Use A Huge Sturdy DIY Reflector For $8

Sep 4, 2015

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How To Build And Use A Huge Sturdy DIY Reflector For $8

Sep 4, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If you are reading the blog for a while, you know that we are big fans of using reflectors. They are easy to use, provide great light on location and do not require any electricity (they are not very wind resistant, but that is another story.

JP Morgan and The Slanted Lens discovered a great source for creating those modifiers as good as they get – Big, Sturdy and Cheap.

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The idea is to take 2 pieces of silver bead foam board from Home Depot, place them back to back and remove the silver cover off one side.

To get the two units together, wrap the edges with some gaff tape, then place some gaff around the silvery side to make sure it does not shed all around.

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This is really a brilliant idea if you have the storage (or truck) for it, or if you opt for smaller sizes. It is also a very good use of space as it provides both a white reflector and a silver reflector.

Total cost is around $8-$10 depending on the brand you use

[Make Your Own Reflector DIY Tutorial | The Slanted Lens]

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5 responses to “How To Build And Use A Huge Sturdy DIY Reflector For $8”

  1. Doug Sundseth Avatar
    Doug Sundseth

    We did something similar with a couple of boards of that insulation. But we covered the non-silvered side with black paper to give a choice between silver reflector and black light-sucker (™ 8-) ).

  2. Kay O. Sweaver Avatar
    Kay O. Sweaver

    I still love those collapsable reflectors for car windshields. I find them from time to time at thrift stores for a buck. Harder to mount but hey, it was a buck.

  3. Valter Van D Avatar
    Valter Van D

    Megan Best

  4. Arthur_P_Dent Avatar
    Arthur_P_Dent

    Why can’t we have more articles like this?

  5. Will Knot B. Revealed Snr. Avatar
    Will Knot B. Revealed Snr.

    Looks good but does anyone know where, or if, silver bead foam board / SilveRboard can be found in the UK?

    I’ve never seen it at the usual places: Homebase, Wickes etc.