Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating simple but effective reflective panels, part of The DIY Photographer.
- Sometimes when you're shooting,…you need to bounce some light from one place to another.…Whether you're shooting outdoors with natural…available light or you're shooting in a studio…with a constant light or even a strobe,…sometimes having a reflector can come in really handy.…But sometimes you don't have enough reflectors…or maybe you don't have any at all…and you just need to make your own.…Well this is a great DIY project.…You can make a reflector out of nothing more than…aluminum foil and a bit of cardboard.…The only other things you need is a bit of tape…to hold it together and something…to cut the cardboard up with.…
So we're going to build two simple reflectors,…two different approaches to it,…and then take them into the studio…and see how they work.…Well let's get started.…You can build a reflector at any size that you want.…I'm going to make a pretty big one here,…but of course I could make a little one like this…or I could even cut tiny little shapes out of the cardboard,…itty bitty little ones.…That could be really handy if you were maybe…
That's the idea behind The Do-It-Yourself Photographer. Photographer and educator Joseph Linaschke shows how you can fashion ordinary items—from plastic cups to clamps to parchment paper—into accessories that will improve lighting, stabilize your camera, and much more.
So roll up your sleeves and break out the gaffer's tape. Learn how to become a DIY photographer.
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