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Old 03-31-2006, 06:02 PM   #1
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DIY Reflector Stand

I thought some of you might find this useful:

http://www.diyphotography.net/homest...eflector-stand
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Excellent resource, thanks!

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Old 03-31-2006, 06:17 PM   #3
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Looks like a lot of work, when you can just use a c-stand with an arm, bounce board, and some clamps -- or a PA holding the b-board, lol. I think sometimes the guerrilla solutions are overkill.
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Old 03-31-2006, 06:49 PM   #4
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but sometimes, the shoot has to happen, even when noone else shows up
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:11 PM   #5
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I think sometimes the guerrilla solutions are overkill.
Unless there is a stiff breeze tugging at the reflector. Then nothing is overkill, except maybe, a 3 ton rhinoceros.
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:23 PM   #6
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Unless there is a stiff breeze tugging at the reflector. Then nothing is overkill, except maybe, a 3 ton rhinoceros.
What I meant was sometimes it's easier to go with convention. There's no need to build a car from scratch when you can buy one already made. That sort of thing. Sometimes you don't save any money and you just lose time.
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:29 PM   #7
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On that point, I agree. Even when you can save a little money, it's not worth it. e.g. a cheap, commercial lightstand is far more compact, sturdy, and adjustable than my homemade light stands. I think the lightstands were $20 each. If I hadn't already made three light stands, I'd buy 3 more.

On the other hand, I'm in love with my camera crane/jib that I made out of spare parts. Those are relatively expensive to buy, and I just happened to have most of what I needed to build something that works great for me.
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:53 PM   #8
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I, also am a big DIY fan, but as I get into this more, I find less time to tinker (hobby + job + family = no time). And for not that much more on some things, I'll just go buy them...light stands are one of those things...but my rails I'm building cost me $20...cheapest I've found are $200ish. I'll use my time on that cost savings. I also have a home made crane, just added a bearing to the panning joint for smoother moves.
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Old 07-06-2006, 01:49 PM   #9
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Cool link! Thanks for passing it on. I've used a car window reflector a few times. It was double sided with one side gold and the other silver. Some of the simplest things can be used for your productions!
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:20 AM   #10
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our last shoot, I got tons of use out of a piece of white foamcore with oneside spray painted silver...had another with a gold spray on one side. the silver got more use than any other piece of my lighting kit.
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silver spraypaint? Does that actually deflect light sources? Why not just take foamboard and put aluminum foil over it?
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the aluminum foil is cumbersome and noisy...however, I've read of someone stretching silver fabric over a piece of foam core and clamping it...ths would probably be a better solution than my spray paint...but the silver spray paint worked wonderfully!
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:20 AM   #13
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get a round reeftech and just hang it from any lightstand. Easy and cheap.
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:20 AM   #14
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do you have a link for a round reeftech? I don't even know what that is
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:36 PM   #15
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do you have a link for a round reeftech? I don't even know what that is
lol typo... should be reftech. But brand isnt important. Just a round reflector with both white and silver side.
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