When you don't have all your equipment with you...
...like a reflector, just go to Staples and buy a cardboard display board that is white on the inside! ONLY $3.75 when you are in a bind.
This whole story came about when I was asked to do an impromptu family shoot in Dallas, Texas over a Christmas holiday. Thinking I was just going away on vacation, I left most of my equipment at home…including my reflector. Well, not wanting to buy a new reflector, I did the next best thing and bought a display board from Staples. Just make sure it's white on the inside. It's lightweight and easy to handle. After I was done with the shoot, I gave the display board to my niece to use for an upcoming project. Bahda-bing! Bahda-boom!
Oh, and by the way, it was cold there! Esther did a great job working the reflector for me while bundled up.
By the way, stay tuned to my blog for more photo tips to come!