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Quick Tip: How to Fold a Reflector in One Easy Motion


Here’s a quick tip that will save every newbie photographer (and probably more than a few intermediate shooters) some agony and embarrassment: how to properly fold a reflector in one easy motion.

The video was created by photographer Jason Lanier, who has seen far too many beginners struggle with this basic chore. “Folding reflectors is one of the most basic and frustrating things for newer photographers to figure out,” reads the description. “All photographers have struggled with this, and Jason took a few moments to show his followers how to easily fold a reflector.”

We realize this is an incredibly basic skill, but it’s one that isn’t taught/demonstrated nearly enough. So if you don’t know how to fold a big rectangular reflector (or a diffuser or a modifier) and you want to find out, give the quick tutorial a look. Even if you do know, it may be worth watching how Lanier does it.

(via ISO 1200)