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Hack Attack: build a DIY reflector

Want to build your own photographic tools on the cheap? Look no further than Hack Attack, where this week we make a DIY reflector.

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Welcome to Hack Attack, where we take a light-hearted look at building your own photographic tools on the cheap.

Photography is an expensive hobby. With new tools being released all the time to make you lust after pricey photo gear, Hack Attack provides the wallet-friendly version of doing it yourself. Over the coming weeks, you'll be able to watch the projects grow in complexity, and possibly see some epic DIY fails along the way.

This week's build is a board reflector, a tool used to bounce light onto a subject to fill in shadows. For this hack, you will need:

  • Some aluminium foil (the wide variety works best)

  • Glue

  • Scissors

  • Cardboard big enough for your needs.

See more how-to and DIY videos from Hack Attack here.