Repurpose A Pringles Can Into A DIY Light Reflector For Photos

Repurpose a Pringles Can into a DIY Light Reflector for Photos

A decent light reflector for photography can cost you $20 or more. However, if you have a can of Pringles sitting around, you can make your own reflector for around the cost of a simple flashlight.

This project from WikiHow is really easy to execute. Draw a line along most of the length of the can, then two perpendicular lines near the top and bottom. Cut across these lines to open a 'door' into the can.

Next, cut a hole into the lid so that your flashlight fits firmly into it. Attach the lid, switch on the light and you have a cheap DIY reflector. You can even add a paper sheet to diffuse the light.

Moral of the story? A empty Pringles can should never be thrown away. It can be used as a macro photography tube, spaghetti storage, or help keep your paint roller fresh. For step-by-step instructions with photos for the reflector hack, hit the link below.

How To Create A Pringles Can Light Reflector [WikiHow]


    Forgive my ignorance, but how is this used once you have constructed it? What should a 'light reflector' do for a photographer? I ask, because I take photos of toy soldiers I have painted, for display on hobby websites and a blog. I don't need them to look professional, but anything that improves the pictures would be good.

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