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    Default Which size reflector?

    Getting my first reflector from ebay but don't know which size to get. 32" or 43"?
    I will be doing portraits outdoors and indoors, full body to face only.
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    Default Re: Which size reflector?

    to get effective light fills, you need to get a size of reflector similar size to the subject you intent to shoot, eg, shooting half length, reflector has to be the size of half length.
    anyway, a small reflector you can't move in as will show in the frame. big reflector you can always pull back.
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    Default Re: Which size reflector?

    i would say get the biggest one that fits your budget

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    Default Re: Which size reflector?

    Or look for natural reflector like a white wall, cars etc and pose your model accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3lv1nh0 View Post
    Or look for natural reflector like a white wall, cars etc and pose your model accordingly.
    That will also depends on his location of shoot if white wall not available then ? Advisable
    to have a reflector on standby.
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    Ok understood. Get as big as i can, size of reflector = size of subject (approx) and bigger is better cos can move out of view. Looks like 43" its gonna be!

    Im going for the 5 in 1 colours. SHould i get a tri-grip instead so i dont need an assistant or a stand?
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    (sorry duplicate)
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    Quote Originally Posted by electron View Post
    Ok understood. Get as big as i can, size of reflector = size of subject (approx) and bigger is better cos can move out of view. Looks like 43" its gonna be!

    Im going for the 5 in 1 colours. SHould i get a tri-grip instead so i dont need an assistant or a stand?
    It's actually quite hard to hold the reflector and shoot at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3lv1nh0 View Post
    It's actually quite hard to hold the reflector and shoot at the same time.
    That's what i thought. Cant afford an assistant. Any stand to suggest?
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    Default Re: Which size reflector?

    hello all,
    I would say get the large one if you can, more flexible that way. I know that bigger is not always better, but perhaps in this case. I have a small one and have always wanted to upgrade.

    I have ended up using two instead, so it all means extra carrying and packing ya know what I mean? Since I hope to do some more photography in Hawaii, I may need to downsize a little.

    and exotic setting and fun....hawaii weddings

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    Quote Originally Posted by electron View Post
    That's what i thought. Cant afford an assistant. Any stand to suggest?
    You can check out Ruby. I believe they have something compact.

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