How to make a small light reflector
use with or without the PilleVippo bouncer.
- Two sides, silver and white (hard or soft reflections)
- Foldable, fits on a bookshelf
when not in use
- Can stand for itself (and be tilted
forward or backwards) or be held by hand
Macro, shadows can be lightened up like shown in the two
images at right
Snapshots, a second reflector (right image) can be used to lighten up shadows.
- holding the
reflector like shown in the left image can block light from the background
for creating a dark/ toned background
side light (right image), the opposite
reflector can be tilted as shown for better effect.
How to make it
4 pcs of self adhesive foam board (foam core), size
30x25 cm (12x10 inch), 5mm thick
( the size is choosen for
good fit on a bookshelf, a larger size would
"capture" more light )
- 2 strips of white paper
that has the
width as two boards thickness and same length as
the longest board side.
- aluminium foil (use
the matte side for reflector)
clear packing tape
the aluminium foil to self adhesive side of the
(use the matte
side of the aluminium as the reflector surface to avoid "hot-spots"
and uneven light)
the aluminium roll downwards while rolling to avoid
- Cut off the aluminium foil that is outside
of the board edges.
- Hold two boards together (the white
sides facing outwards) and
tape the white paper
strip to the edges of the long sides as shown below,
- turn the boards
inside out and tape on the other side also .
- The finished "two way hinge"
should look like this,
making it possible to
fold the reflector both ways.
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