In practically every shooting scenario, reflector surfaces are one of the least expensive and most practical must have items at your disposal. Reflectors can save you from having to add "just one more light." This can mean the difference between getting the shot and losing it, between being efficient or wasting valuable production time. Experience tells us that trimming time off setups gives us more time to spend on the true goal - capturing a quality scene. Put simply, the 5-in-1 Reflectors are one of the simplest, lowest cost, practical pieces of gear to have in your arsenal!
The Digital Juice 5-in-1 provides five reflective surfaces in one easy access zippered container - Gold, Gold/Silver, Silver, White, and Translucent (Diffuser)
- Available in three sizes
- Completely collapsible for easy storage
- High quality craftsmanship
- Made from highest quality materials and fabrics
- Heavy gauge, double riveted, spring steel frame
- Hand-sewn, perfect fit fabric
- High heat resistance
- Includes a lightweight easy carry and storage bag
Below: In the fully lit DJ studio set, the DJ 5-in-1 Reflector gives the videographer more control in lighting the subject for more detail or a more dramatic effect.
Left: The DJ 5-in-1 Reflector in use while shooting clips on the set of the upcoming VTX HD 2 volume.
- DIMENSIONS (Open):
- Small 22"
- Medium 32"
- Large 42"
- Small 9"
- Medium 11"
- Large 15"
- WEIGHT (W / Deluxe Bag):
- Small 1.01 lbs
- Medium 1.90 lbs
- Large 2.70 lbs
- Translucent inner disc
- Reversible outer skin
(Gold, Silver, Gold/Silver Zig Zag, White)
- Carry bag
In a production environment how are Reflectors generally used?
Reflectors are used by film, video and still photographers to redirect or "bounce" light into an area where additional light is needed. They provide a quick solution for contouring exposure on your subjects by "filling" in areas of unwanted shadow, or by providing a secondary source of reflected light. Reflected light can be softer by nature, offering more flattering results on subjects such as the human face or body.
Who needs a Reflector?
If you're involved in the production of video, film, or photography at any level you need a reflector. Lighting is as much about aesthetics as it is about problem solving.
What problems can be solved with a reflector?
There are innumerable lighting issues and problems that can be overcome with a reflector. Three typical lighting problems that can be solved with a 5-in-1 Reflector are:
- When you need more lights but you don't have any.
- When you need to shape or modify the nature of the light to create a more diffused, softer, less harsh and more pleasing look.
- When you need to modify the color temperature to create a warmer or cooler effect.
Why do the reflectors come in different sizes?
Reflectors come in different sizes to accommodate different lighting scenarios, space constraints, and types of subjects.
With smaller reflectors you gain finer control and a more targeted, focused light. This helps with lighting smaller subjects, such as product shots, or when shooting close-ups. It's also a benefit to have a smaller reflector when faced with space constraints.
Larger reflectors produce more even coverage over a broader area. This helps when lighting full body shots or large subjects such as groups of people and automobiles.
Why are there FIVE different bounce surfaces?
Different bounce surfaces help you to control the characteristics and qualities of reflected light to create your art, allowing you to fine tune the color, luminance, hardness/softness, contrast and direction.