Shed a little extra light on the subject with the Pocket Reflector


Smart phones seem to be the camera most frequently used these days.  Many of them have weak flashes that don’t do as good a job illuminating your subject as you’d like.  The Pocket Reflector, available from Photojojo, is a portable light reflector that directs extra light onto your subject for a better photo.  It folds up into a 5″ pouch that’s small enough to fit in a pocket or bag, and it unfurls into a 12″ circle.  One side is silver, to reflect bright, concentrated light for a spotlight effect; the other side is white, for a a more diffuse, natural looking effect.  It’s $15 at Photojojo.

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2 comments… add one
  • joel perlish October 2, 2013, 8:08 am

    as a person who makes a living taking pictures, i’d like to add that the item you mention is even MORE useful blocking the sunlight over someone – putting the face in full shade – to reduce the shadows on the face.

  • Janet Cloninger October 2, 2013, 8:58 am

    @joel perlish Thanks for the useful tip!

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