After realising I needed some way of holding a reflector at a particular angle especially when I take photos by myself, I decided to build a reflector holder using a microphone stand, medium size document clips and cable ties which I had lying around.
I found this pretty easy to build and it allowed me to position my reflector at different angles and height. I could also use this to hang a large collapsible backdrop.
I decided to use a microphone stand with an extendible boom because I wanted to be able to adjust the length to suit different size reflectors.
I simply cable tied the document clips to the ends of the boom of the mic stand, then simply clip the reflector onto it.
This was very simple to do and it’s pretty sturdy. The reflector I am using is pretty large, I think it’s about 1.2 meters in diameter and it holds up pretty well. I would add weight bags on the stand though if I was outdoors to prevent it being easily tipped over like with the wind.
I found the document clips a little tight on the reflector and worried that it might tear the reflector if suddenly pulled so I usually insert thick cardboard in between the clips to soften the grip and cover a larger area to hold.
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