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PHOTOGRAPHIC LIGHTING REFLECTOR & DIFFUSER
x   DIFFUSER (PHOTOGRAPHIC LIGHTING)
x   LIGHT REFLECTOR & DIFFUSER (PHOTOGRAPHIC)
x   PHOTOFLASH REFLECTOR & DIFFUSER
x   REFLECTOR (PHOTOGRAPHIC LIGHTING)
xx   PHOTOGRAPHIC LIGHTING

Using a childs "flying saucer sled" in place of an umbrella reflector in a lighting setup.
CAMERA 35 May 1977 (v.21#4) pg. 20

Using reflectors outdoors. "Larson Reflectasols" is the brand described.
CAMERA 35 Jun 1980 (v.25#6) pg. 12

The look of light. Taking a studio approach to lighting in the field. Tips on using natural reflectors and careful placement of camera.
DARKROOM & CREATIVE CAMERA TECHNIQUES Jul-Aug 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 27

Using light modifiers. Looks at lightbanks (softboxes), umbrellas, and reflectors.
DARKROOM & CREATIVE CAMERA TECHNIQUES Nov-Dec 1987 (v.8#6) pg. 31

Portable home-made reflectors and diffusers are cheap, easy to use, and can solve many large format color problems.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1980 (v.2#6) pg. 56

Photographing your woodcraft projects. Selecting camera, lens, lighting, location, etc. A companion article describes a shop made lighting boom with reflector umbrella, plus tips on lighting.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 92, 94, 96

A flexible lighting system designed by photographer Alan Brooks. Called the "Brooks Bank", it consists of a skeleton of aluminum poles, covered with snap on canvas panels, supported on tripods. Used as a reflector, it can be assembled in any length and simulates good north light. Sketches illustrate the basic construction.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1976 (v.25#3) pg. 24

Take control of your lighting. The right accessories make all the difference. A brief review of reflectors, umbrellas, light banks, light tables, and reflector panels.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1987 (v.36#9) pg. 27

Tip shows how you can place a plastic food container over the reflector of a flashgun to make a diffuser.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1974 (v.38#11) pg. 186

Collapsible lighting tent is made from wooden dowels, small blocks of wood with holes for assembling the dowels and a tent covering of white rayon.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1978 (v.42#3) pg. 100

How to build the "body light" bounce strobe units designed by photographer Peter Gowland. These roll around units are made from aluminum angle, white Formica and plywood. Aluminum foil acts as the reflector for strobe light. Two 100-watt bulbs serve as pilot or modeling lights. The units roll on casters, have the power supply in the base and can be used singly or in pairs.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1978 (v.42#6) pg. 114

Make an inexpensive cardboard bounce device to fit any professional "potato masher" type of flashgun. Various colors of paper or foils glued to the cardboard can alter the color output of the flash.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1978 (v.42#7) pg. 120

Tip: White elastic stockings can be cut up to form easily attached diffusers for any flash unit.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1979 (v.43#2) pg. 108

Make the sun work for you when filming outdoors. Some tips on camera position and makeshift reflectors.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1979 (v.43#10) pg. 76

How to control light for nature photos. Use black background, foil and white reflectors, and a plastic diffuser over lens.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1981 (v.45#1) pg. 78

Make a small-size soft light box for use when doing close-up photography of flowers, etc. Made from a cardboard box, aluminum foil and opal glass. Uses your existing flash unit.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1981 (v.45#3) pg. 89

Make your own soft-flash reflector card from paper and wire.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1981 (v.45#9) pg. 107

How to attach the Sunpack collapsible, cloth umbrella bounce reflector to a different brand of flashgun.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1982 (v.46#1) pg. 124

Tip: Build a pyramid-shape cardboard refelector for your electronic flash unit. When covered with a piece of thin, white cloth, it effectively softens the light.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1982 (v.46#2) pg. 93

How to use fill cards (reflectors) to get light onto a still-life object in order to eliminate unwanted shadows.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1982 (v.46#4) pg. 24

Make a bounce flash reflector for your electronic unit from the reflector portion of an old flash bulb unit.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1982 (v.46#11) pg. 119

Tip: Convert a white plastic bleach bottle into a bounce reflector for your electronic flash unit.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1983 (v.47#5) pg. 150

Build a bank light for glorious studio soft lighting. Made from foamcore board. Est. cost: $20.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1984 (v.48#3) pg. 62

Make a paper funnel and line it with aluminum foil to increase the range of your flash unit.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1984 (v.48#6) pg. 80

Tip: Use a telescoping antenna from a radio or T.V. set to hold a reflector card at the correct height.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1984 (v.48#9) pg. 80

Better ways to bounce your flash. Here's how you can easily adapt the two best compact bounce devices to your flash.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1984 (v.48#10) pg. 80

Tip: Use a white, plastic bottle bottom, cut to size, to provide a handy diffusion unit for small flash guns.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1984 (v.48#11) pg. 89

Tips on using homemade reflectors, made from cardboard and aluminum foil, to control outdoor lighting.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1985 (v.49#4) pg. 34
Added Info MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1985 (v.49#11) pg. 66

Use a projection screen as a reflector for bounce flash. It will provide flat, even, nearly shadowless illumination.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1985 (v.49#11) pg. 67

Make a wide-angle flash diffuser from a translucent plastic film can.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1986 (v.50#5) pg. 43

Plastic milk jug is used to convert your flash for soft light and wide coverage.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1986 (v.50#6) pg. 53

Make your own diffusion panels from the plastic panels found in overhead light fixtures.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1986 (v.50#10) pg. 48

Tip: Use a black mask to hold back (tone down) overbright fluorescent lights.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 4

Tip: Direct or mask flash and floods with aluminum foil.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 6

Make a gadget for holding backgrounds, diffusers, reflectors, etc. from aluminum.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 10

Tip: Bounce light from mirrors when photographing small objects.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 16

Build your own super-compact reflector with a flexible frame that allows you to reshape for whatever your subject demands for fill or diffusion.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1987 (v.51#5) pg. 34

Selecting a flash system for home or commercial studio. Advice on determining how much flash power you really need. Tips on selecting the correct reflector for a given situation.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1987 (v.51#10) pg. 42

Flash diffuser is made from a white plastic container.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1988 (v.52#3) pg. 26

Tip: Make your own combination 18% gray card and portable reflector by spraying foam padding material with aluminum paint.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1988 (v.52#7) pg. 43

Tips on using a flash umbrella.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1988 (v.52#7) pg. 94

It's done with mirrors. A bit of reflective "wizardry" produces multiple-light effects from a single light source.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1988 (v.52#8) pg. 56

Soft light box made from Fome-Cor is ideally suited for use with a Vivitar 283 or similar strobe.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1988 (v.52#10) pg. 45

Creating large-size reflectance gray scales. Painting large surfaces to produce a desired reflectance value.
PHOTO ELECTRONIC IMAGING 1994 (v.37#3) pg. 46

How to make a miniature "broad light" from your flash. A dishpan and a plastic reflector that change raw flash light into soft, even light.
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1979 (v.8#1) pg. 87

Make your own umbrella reflector from a rain umbrella and aluminum foil. Does NOT fold up.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Aug 1979 (v.8#4) pg. 48

Make a plastic diffuser for your electronic flash from a translucent pill bottle.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Aug 1979 (v.8#4) pg. 50

The portable studio. A do-anything, take-anywhere reflector that gives professional results. Four panels, each measuring 45"x21" are attached together with hinges. Made of 1/4" plywood, they are painted white on one side and black on the other. They may be folded and arranged to give the needed reflective properties.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Sep 1979 (v.8#5) pg. 54

Tip: Use a white card to direct some light straight forward when using bounce flash. This will prevent dark circles under peoples eyes.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Sep 1979 (v.8#5) pg. 99

One-source lighting. How to get maximum effect with minimum lighting equipment. How to use a flat or reflector to reflect illumination from the main source onto the subject. Includes tips on constructing your own flats.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1979 (v.8#7) pg. 44

Build a portable, adjustable reflector to provide fill-in light for outdoor portraits. A simple wooden frame supports a white window shade or some other reflective material mounted on a window-shade roller.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1980 (v.8#11) pg. 89

How to build a soft-light diffuser box for an electronic flash. Built from cardboard, tape, white polyester fabric, and spray paint.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jun 1980 (v.9#2) pg. 97

Basic one-light illustration. How to use one light source and a fill card (reflector) to illuminate small objects adequately for advertising photos. Includes plans for building a soft-box for your strobe.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Dec 1981 (v.10#8) pg. 35
Added Info PHOTOGRAPHIC Jan 1982 (v.10#9) pg. 24

How to build and use a portable diffusion tent. Made from aluminum poles and white muslin fabric.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jul 1982 (v.11#3) pg. 63

Tip: Make photo-light reflectors from stainless steel mixing bowls.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Dec 1982 (v.11#8) pg. 16

Tip: Soften the quality of your electronic flash by fitting a soft-drink cup over the head.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1983 (v.11#11) pg. 36

Add sparkle to your photos by using mirrors for fill light.
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1983 (v.12#1) pg. 42

The versatility of using "sweet light", that flattering ambient light that lasts about 20 minutes after sunset. How to create "sweet light" almost any time of the day using a reflector.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Oct 1983 (v.12#6) pg. 58

Build a portable tent light from PVC tubing and rip-stop nylon. Est. cost: $150 (including lights, table, diffusion materials).
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jan 1988 (v.16#9) pg. 72

Custom-make a photo reflector. 36"x36" reflector is made from wooden dowels and white cotton cloth. It disassembles easily and is supported by a folding light stand.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1988 (v.16#12) pg. 78

Use simple reflectors of paper or aluminum foil to soften harsh shadows in outdoor shooting.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1972 (v.137#3) pg. 66

A 3x3-ft. umbrella (kite) reflector made from cloth and curtain rods. Est. cost: $3.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1969 (v.64#4) pg. 24

Use a paper plate as a flashgun umbrella.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1971 (v.68#4) pg. 118

Using umbrella type lighting in a compact home studio. How to make your own reflector umbrella from aluminum foil to simulate the natural north light.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1971 (v.68#5) pg. 52

Inexpensive, but reliable, reflector made from crumpled aluminum foil on a sheet of pegboard.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1971 (v.68#6) pg. 162

One light plus simple reflectors. Six ways to make a single light source serve as two. Using paper, aluminum foil and mirrors as reflectors.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1975 (v.76#1) pg. 108

Try direct, diffused illumination (soft light) when ceiling height, room size and colors present tough problems. Arrangement of both commercial and homemade diffusers shown.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1976 (v.78#5) pg. 78

Basic lighting. Open up the shadows. With a reflector you can bounce flash light around, thus molding your subject and creating mood.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1980 (v.86#1) pg. 82

Use an autoflash, homemade reflector, and common sense for best low-light pictures.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1980 (v.86#3) pg. 16

Use an ordinary umbrella to turn a small light source into a giant one. Some tips.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1980 (v.86#6) pg. 42

How to effectively increase light output for making long-distance tele flash shots. Includes description of a home-made light concentrator.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1980 (v.87#3) pg. 54

Build a versatile, three-sectioned reflector from a 4x6-ft. piece of foam-core board.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1984 (v.91#10) pg. 38

Varying one light's quality. How to change the quality of a single photoflood or an electronic flash by using reflectors, diffusers, bounce light, etc.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1985 (v.92#4) pg. 58

Portable light reflector is made from canvas stretcher strips and silver Mylar.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1987 (v.94#11) pg. 56

How to carry bright overcast with you. Tips on using collapsible translucent light panels.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1987 (v.94#11) pg. 108

Idea for producing all the soft, controlled studio lighting you could want from portable flash units. Involves the use of flexible diffusion material and colored gells attached to the flash unit with "Velcro" tabs.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1988 (v.95#11) pg. 76

Tip: Use space blankets as portable reflectors.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1989 (v.96#5) pg. 42

Tip: A homemade snoot attachment for an electronic flash unit.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1989 (v.96#8) pg. 30

Tip: Uses for an old projection screen including a portrait backdrop, reflecting panel and copy stand.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1989 (v.96#8) pg. 30

An acrylic mirror converts a front-pointing (direct-firing) flash unit into a bounce-flash setup.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1990 (v.97#7) pg. 37

Plastic mixing bowl is converted to a flash diffuser (light tent) for use with outdoor macro subjects.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1990 (v.97#7) pg. 38

Make a flash reflector from clear plastic which lets most of the light pass through for ceiling bounce, but still reflects a fraction for fill.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1991 (v.98#4) pg. 26

Convert a polyfoam cooler into a softbox-type reflector.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1991 (v.98#5) pg. 25

Make a diffusion screen from a preformed aluminum-screen window frame and some fabric.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1991 (v.98#5) pg. 27

Flash diffuser made from a translucent 35mm film canister.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1991 (v.98#11) pg. 40

How to select a flash diffuser accessory.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1992 (v.99#9) pg. 52

Flash diffuser made from translucent plastic bottle material and attached with hook-and-loop tape.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1993 (v.57#2) pg. 116

Flash diffusers. Test results illustrate the pros and cons of using various light-modifying gadgets.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1995 (v.59#2) pg. 52

How to use a light reflector. How to make a reflector from foam board.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1996 (v.60#9) pg. 62

Fan-fold umbrella light.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1964 (v.185#5) pg. 132

Heatproof floodlight diffusers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1964 (v.185#5) pg. 134

Spring clothespins and a white handkerchief become a light diffuser for photo floods.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1975 (v.206#3) pg. 148

Light modifier roundup. An overview of manufacturers' key diffusion devices.
RANGEFINDER Nov 1994 (v.43#11) pg. 48

What is a bounce card and when should you use one.
SHUTTERBUG #297 Jun 1995 (v.24#8) pg. 40

Bouncing back. Tips for using reflectors.
SHUTTERBUG #314 Nov 1996 (v.26#1) pg. 178

Building a large softbox (light diffusion box) from foamcore. Est. cost: $15.
SHUTTERBUG #317 Feb 1997 (v.26#4) pg. 176

Reflectors and diffusers. Bouncing and adding light where it counts.
SHUTTERBUG #338 Nov 1998 (v.28#1) pg. 24

Fill-in light. A guide to using reflectors as fill light.
SHUTTERBUG #358 Jul 2000 (v.29#9) pg. 94

Light reflectors for video. Both commercial and do-it-yourself options are discussed.
VIDEOMAKER Feb 1995 (v.9#8) pg. 87

How to make a simple sunlight diffuser. PVC frame supports a panel of plant shade mesh. Included in an article on lighting accessories for videomaking.
VIDEOMAKER Feb 1996 (v.10#8) pg. 72