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    use a movie screen as a reflector?

    I saw an old movie projector screen at a thrift store... it has a stand and everything. I was thinking it would make a great reflector for a photo studio.

    anyone ever tried this?

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    I've never tried it, but it's a fantastic idea; especially if it's white.

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    Sounds like it would work, if it has silver in it it will be very bright.

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    They usually work quite well. There are different types of screen,with different directional properties - 'beaded' screens, for example, behave a little like cat's eyes - they have some degree of retroreflectivity, the idea being to give a bright image over a small angle of view.

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    If it is big and white it will also make a great background for either a high-key shot or just one where you're looking for a really clean white. Easy to light and self supporting as well. Bargain!

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    More people than you can imagine, have been there, and done that. There really isn't much that has not been done or tried in the business of making photographs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darinwc View Post
    I saw an old movie projector screen at a thrift store... it has a stand and everything. I was thinking it would make a great reflector for a photo studio.

    anyone ever tried this?
    I have a 50"x 50" White projector screen, I have used as a reflector many times, it works fine.
    Ben



 

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