Strip Reflector = Hollywood Glamour Portrait


Create the “Hollywood Glamour” Portrait by using a strip reflector. This vintage style evokes sophistication and mystery. One of the best ways to create mystery is by adding shadows and creating light that is not obvious. A strip reflector concentrates light into a smaller area and gently fades light off to the sides and certainly adds mystery and drama into because the face is not lit evenly or as I like to say, the main light is not obvious and there is a drastic light fall off where the reflector is not illuminating.


  1. Place your subject in a dark area with a background that shows light and shadow
  2. Set camera ISO high- 800 – 3200
  3. Use a low Fstop for shallow depth of field (2.8 or lower)
  4. Make sure shutter speed is above 1/50 to ensure sharp images
  5. Use a video light as backlight and reflect light into eyes of subject or
  6. Use a video light directed at strip reflector and bounce light onto subject


Scott Robert 6″ Strip Reflector

Lightweight and portable, weighs just a few ounces, front- sliver, back- gold. Easily fits into your favorite camera bag!

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May 1, 2012 - 5:11 am

Bandele Zuberi - So simple yet so effective! A winner!

May 24, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Paul Wallace - Learning more about photos.

April 6, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Vladimir Artemyuk - Thanks! Simple, obvious. And great as your photos!

May 17, 2013 - 7:40 am

neil knudsen - Just watched and bought Scott Robert’s CL “Crazy-Stupid-Light” and it was AWESOME!!! Learned so much and can’t wait to put into practice.
But just see a typo in your 6″ strip reflector; it should be Silver and not Sliver I believe.

May 17, 2013 - 7:43 am

admin - thanks for heads up!

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