How To Hold & Angle A Reflector

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  1. ElizaMM

    ElizaMM TPF Noob!

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    What is a good way to to hold & angle a reflector, when there isn't a friend/relative handy and having the subject hold it does not fit the shot?


     
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    I use a light stand with a boom arm. A tripod will work as well.
     
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    Thanks. That gave me the idea for an immediate work-around.
     

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    If you do not have an extra piece of grip gear,consider using a step stool,stepladder,chair,or a box of one type or another. A reflector can be taped,propped, or wired, or strung, or roped as well, as long as its position is helpful
     
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    I bought one of this before so I can mount it on my light stand
    https://www.adorama.com/fpxcp200.html

    Of course, most of the reflector mounting equipment does not work too well in a windy situation.
     
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    Yes, I remembered I saw someone on the net connect 2 of those clips together (with a nut and bolt) and have one clamp on a post and the other end on the reflector!
     
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    Similar to @Dao, I use a Flashpoint ball head reflector holder that mounts on top of any light stand. This one is a little more robust, in that you can angle it in any direction rather than just vertically. I use it for fill for most portrait shoots.
     
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