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About Glow Portable 5 in

• Reflected light is the professional's edge in a photo world filled with complicated technologies and expensive demands for more light sources. Reflectors also allow photographers to harness the strongest and largest light source available to them, the sun. A simple well placed reflector will bring life, color and interest to the dullest of subjects.

• The set of Glow reflector surfaces can soften shadows, reveal details hidden in darkness, enhance skin tones, diffuse harsh sunlight, add a sparkle to the eyes,or add contrast to a drab scene. All this power, without cords, in a highly portable kit consisting of 5 different resilient fabric surfaces stretched over the single spring steel collapsible frame.

• The Silver disk adds the greatest amount of reflection, creates specular highlights, and has the greatest reach' of any in the set. Used carefully, it is the hero of your multi light solution'. Silver adds a definite glow to enhance skin tones, making it a favorite tool of fashion and beauty photographers.

• The Gold disk transforms your light source into the warmest glow, evoking the aura of sunset and romance. Our special Gold/Silver pattern is the real secret to adding a degree of warmth to all subjects and skin tone families. Without theoverpowering color shift common to totally gold reflectors, the zigzag silver/gold pattern produces subtle warmth.

•White produces the most even, natural bounce reflection of light and serves faithfully to maintain color balance and beautifully fills any subject relative to the degree of distance placement from the subject. White also can be used independent of other light sources to produce gorgeous catch lights in the eyes. Large catch lights imply innocence and liveliness. Even without light directly hitting the white reflector, the white object in thesubject's field of view will appear in the eyes as a circular catch light, adding value to portraits and headshots.

• Black serves as a negative or subtractive light modifier. When used in proximityto the subject, the disk acts as anti-reflector' scrim, enhancing contrasts, deepening shadows and creates stronger, firmer lines. The black surface also lowers tone to overly light areas to expand the highlight definition range. The Translucent diffuser transforms harsh light into soft, creating a gentle wrap around effect. Use the disk as a pass through diffuser for a well placed source in a set when Plexiglas and large panels are not practical for the assignment.

• The lightweight steel spring frame twists and folds to 1/3 of its original open diameter and fits into its own small storage case, ready for opening flat as a light modifier in a snap. The use of a stand with a disk holder or VAL is recommended especially when working alone or with multiple disks.

The Glow Portable 5 in is commonly used for General purpose, Indoors, Low light, Outdoor events / games, Outdoors, Portraits and more.The Glow Portable 5 in is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Glow Portable 5 in is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Glow Portable 5 in: Attach securely, Durable, Easy to use, Good color value, Lightweight and Long-lasting

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Durable (164),Good color value (101),Lightweight (85),Long-lasting (52),Easy to use (44),Reliable (21),Attach securely (20),Good power output (11),Compact (7),Portable (5),Good value (5),Versatile (4) Convenient (3),Flexible (3),Great value (3) View All
Flimsy (6),Poor design (4),Small (3)
Best Uses:
Outdoors (153),General purpose (117),Indoors (117),Portraits (75),Low light (60),Outdoor events / games (40),Macro photography (19),Studio (18),Travel (18),Night time (15),Everyday (6),Home (5) Landscape photography (4) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (94),Semi-pro photographer (55),Pro photographer (24),Casual photographer (22),Semi-professional (18),Enthusiast (13),Photography student (5),Professional (4)

Glow Portable 5 in Features

  • 32" diameterwn to 11.6"
  • 5 Colors: Silver, Gold, White, Black and Translucent
  • Lightweight and Portable
  • Premium Fabrics
  • Reversible Zipper Slip Covers
  • Super Spring Steel Frame Loop
  • Folds down into small storage case

Glow Portable 5 in Specifications

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Gold (Z Striped Silver)
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Spring Steel
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Glow Portable 5 in Reviews

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(based on 242 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great deal for the buck

I just started on location portrait photography. Lighting can be difficult and this reflector has really helped me alot. It is durable easy to use and the carrying case is sturdy. I would recommend the 32" instead of the smaller relflector make sure if you do not have an assistant purchase a stand. Well worth the investment for the small price.


Most Liked Negative Review


Zipper Pull Connector Broke

This is a handy device. And I've used the diffuser and gold reflector the most. Unfortunately, I drop a star since the zipper pull connector broke. Rigged it with a paperclip.

Reviewed by 242 customers


Made of durable material


from San Diego, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

For the price I paid, I expected the reflectors to be manufactured with sub-standard flimsy material that can easily be ripped. When I received the reflectors, the material was suprisingly made of durable high-quality material. I am now looking at purchasing other light modifiers manufactured by Glow.


Reflecting on a great product


from Fort Collins,Colorado  -  Pro Photographer

I often cover a lot of ground on event assignments, so ease of use a light weight are important. I love the versatility. The gold / silver reflector is a nice effect. I'm still learning how to best manage light with this reflector, but so far I'm very pleased.


Must have


from New York, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great, stitching and material seem high quality and have held up well.


Nice for the money


from conwyay ar  -  Casual Photographer

Nice and compact and good quality.


Good Product


from Mountain View, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Well made and a good product. Quality same as the expensive ones. worth the price.


Nice product in a compact size.


from Atlantic Beach, FL  -  Photo Enthusiast

Like the small size. There are times whn you nee a small reflector and this ne does it. The gold face has a nice gold/white pattern that tones down the gols cast very nicely.


Practical, It doesn't get any better.


from California  -  Casual Photographer

Easy to carry.


Easily portable, storable, and usable


from Scottsville, VA  -  Pro Photographer

Love it indoor for soft light portraiture and full body shots. Love it outside to filter the sun light. Easily portable, packable, storable. Great light modifier.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Bang For Your Buck


from Miami, Florida  -  Casual Photographer

Very nice reflector for the price. Helps with those unwanted shadows I'm always trying to get rid of. Great buy!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


great product!


from antelope ca  -  Photo Enthusiast

Theses reflectors are just what I needed. I love the fact that they curl up so small that you can take them anywhere!!


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Questions about this item:

Shpat G  I would ike to ask if there is a bag that comes with this reflector so it makes it easier to carry it around? thank you
JONATHAN D  Yes it folds up into one neat little zippered bag ,works great too.
Sandi C  Hello. Is there a certain stand/reflector bracket you would recommend if I purchase this item? Thank you!
CLIFFORD E M  I use them by holding them by hand. They are more for temporary lighting situations. You can always use clamps if you have a place to put them. You have got to use imagination
Mariusz B  I want to know if when you hold reflector you have white and silver to use at the same time, and when you want to use black and gold you have to unzip in and flip sides?. Thanks for answers
JAMES K  That's right-white and silver at the same time and then unzip, flip and black/gold.
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