DIY Reflector / Stand

Jan 12, 2008
I just thought I'd share this little thing I just made...I basically grabbed an old tripod and pulled off the screw attachment where the camera secures itself. I then put a bolt through the base and secured it with a wing-nut on the other side (to stop the bolt from moving around and falling out). I then took a piece of foam board ($4 at a local art store) and drilled a whole in the center of it, and placed it over the bolt on the tripod mount. On the board side I used a large washer and another wing-nut to secure the foam board to the tripod mount. It seems pretty secure (although I'm not sure how it will fair in windy conditions). My hopes is that the large washer and large mount on the tripod will stop the foam board from ripping right off. The head of the tripod allows me to angle and move the reflector to the direction I want.

I also made another 2 sided reflector (one silver and one gold) from another piece of foam board. I glued reflective poster paper on each side and then used Scotch Tape all around the edges...

I'll let you know how it works!

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Oct 9, 2005
Moscow, Idaho
Very nice! I've used claps and duct tape (!) to hold foam-core board to a tripod--you version is so much more professional and stable, and deserves to be seen in public. Yes, would love to see it in action--love the gold/silver design.

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