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    Default How to mount reflector on tripod for outdoor portrait shoot?

    Dear fellow CSers,

    I need some help here, I'll be helping my friend to shoot some outdoor portraits.
    I'll like to use a reflector to direct the light source instead of using external flash.
    The problem is I'm a one man photographer. So I gues i need to mount my round reflector on my tripod.

    How can I do that?
    What do i need to buy?
    How much and where to get it?
    I'm looking at a different perpective of life.

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    Default Re: How to mount reflector on tripod for outdoor portrait shoot?

    u need to get a reflector holder arm, and a convert so that it can screw onto the tripod, but if u are using a large reflector, it's better to use the arm with a heavy duty lightstand more stable.

    Can check out ruby photo at pennisula or Orient photo at sim lim sq on the equipments

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    Default Re: How to mount reflector on tripod for outdoor portrait shoot?

    you need a reflector holder arm as mention by wdEvA, and you also need add counter weight to your light stand, as at outdoor, wind will topple the whole set up easily.

    best is get a person to help you to hold.
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    Default Re: How to mount reflector on tripod for outdoor portrait shoot?

    ask your friend to bring another friend

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    Default Re: How to mount reflector on tripod for outdoor portrait shoot?

    http://nikon.com.sg/productitem.php?pid=868-a4171c7efc

    this might help... if you somehow don't like the brand then Wimberley Plamp that cost twice as much as this...

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    Default Re: How to mount reflector on tripod for outdoor portrait shoot?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaRv1s View Post
    http://nikon.com.sg/productitem.php?pid=868-a4171c7efc

    this might help... if you somehow don't like the brand then Wimberley Plamp that cost twice as much as this...
    usually people use that for macro photography.
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    Default Re: How to mount reflector on tripod for outdoor portrait shoot?

    Real reflector holder already not very steady, especially outdoors.

    Macro clamp holder ...

    As Ortega mentioned - get another person to hold the reflector. Bestest and cheapest approach.

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    Default Re: How to mount reflector on tripod for outdoor portrait shoot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shin Howard View Post
    Dear fellow CSers,

    I need some help here, I'll be helping my friend to shoot some outdoor portraits.
    I'll like to use a reflector to direct the light source instead of using external flash.
    The problem is I'm a one man photographer. So I gues i need to mount my round reflector on my tripod.

    How can I do that?
    What do i need to buy?
    How much and where to get it?
    Bring the pet dog.
    Tie the reflector to the dog's body.
    Ask the dog to SIT.

    hehehehe... just kidding
    Another person is the best bet. Much more versatile. Can move here move there, tilt here tilt there.
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: How to mount reflector on tripod for outdoor portrait shoot?

    Nothing beats the human touch I shoud say
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    Default Re: How to mount reflector on tripod for outdoor portrait shoot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeisser View Post
    Nothing beats the human touch I shoud say
    Plus you get voice activated auto-positioning, your holder can't do that right?

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    Default Re: How to mount reflector on tripod for outdoor portrait shoot?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Bring the pet dog.
    Tie the reflector to the dog's body.
    Ask the dog to SIT.

    hehehehe... just kidding
    Another person is the best bet. Much more versatile. Can move here move there, tilt here tilt there.
    What the..

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