Angler CatchLight Reflector

BH #ANCL24 • MFR #CL-24
Angler
Angler CatchLight Reflector
Key Features
  • Curved Reflector Matches Contour of Eyes
  • Captivating, Seamless Catchlights
  • For Portrait, Fashion & Beauty Photos
  • Use w/ Flash, Constant Light or the Sun
The CatchLight Reflector from Angler is a simple solution to a lighting problem. A common technique for achieving a glamorous portrait is lighting the subject on-axis from above to bring out the modeling of the face and details in the hair, makeup, etc. But what to do about the hard shadows under the nose and around the eyes other than add additional lights to complicate the subject? The Catchlight 58.5" wide modifier has an open "U" shape which forms an arc that surrounds the subject, over which reflective silver material is tightly stretched for a consistent effect.
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Angler CatchLight Overview

The CatchLight Reflector from Angler is a simple solution to a lighting problem. A common technique for achieving a glamorous portrait is lighting the subject on-axis from above to bring out the modeling of the face and details in the hair, makeup, etc. But what to do about the hard shadows under the nose and around the eyes other than add additional lights to complicate the subject? The Catchlight 58.5" wide modifier has an open "U" shape which forms an arc that surrounds the subject, over which reflective silver material is tightly stretched for a consistent effect.

An included bracket allows you to tilt the reflector to the ideal angle to bounce light from the main source to slightly flatten the contrast, while maintaining a three-dimensional look, and remove the shadows to your desired degree without adding another source. The CatchLight's name is derived from its natural-looking reflections that follow the contour of the subject eyes, and because of its shape, is an unbroken arc without the gaps seen when using multiple reflectors. The CatchLight can be used with any light source, be it a tungsten, LED, or flash fixture, or even outdoors with the sun. The CatchLight sets up and breaks down in minutes for storage and transport in its included case.

Benefits

  • Ideal for fashion, beauty, and portrait shooters, the CatchLight fills in the harsh shadows created by lights angled down toward the subject from overhead, slightly flattening the light quality, yet maintaining a striking three-dimensional quality
  • The 58.5" width of the silver reflector has a concave curve that follows the contour of the eye and creates an attractive, uninterrupted, arc-like reflection
  • The CatchLight's Swivel/Tilt Bracket can be angled to achieve the degree of fill light that you require
  • The CatchLight sets in minutes and breaks down just as quickly for storage and transport in its included bag
  • The CatchLight can be used with any light source, be it continuous tungsten, LED light, flash, or even outdoors with the sun
  • Tensioning rods stretch the fabric taught to achieve optimal performance and consistency
  • UPC: 847628013490

    Angler CatchLight Specs

    Material of ConstructionSilver Fabric, Aluminum Tubes, Metal Rods and Bracket
    Dimensions24 x 58.5 x 13.5" / 61 x 148.6 x 34.3 cm
    Weight5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)29 x 8 x 5"
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    My light stand is too high for this purpose even ...

    My light stand is too high for this purpose even at lowest setting. What is the best, short stand to use with this reflector? Thanks in advance.
    Asked by: Thi
    Impact makes a good stand for this. https://bhpho.to/3oiue1V
    Answered by: Reuben
    Date published: 2021-05-13

    Fitting the rods through the sleeves and then ...

    Fitting the rods through the sleeves and then into the mounting holes of the tubes is extremely difficult (especially the last rod). I was afraid I would rip the fabric, and had to remove the assembly from the bracket to complete the job. Very difficult. Can you suggest an easier way to do this than what was written in the printed directions that came with the unit?
    Asked by: Richard
    The problem with the instructions is in #4 where the direction is to place the reflector assembly on the tilt/swivel bracket before attaching the tension rods to the assembly. By doing so, one decreases the room for the the tubes to rotate and move and this makes very difficult to pass the threads of the tension rods through the designated holes. What is more, limiting the flexibility of the structure at this stage makes it more prone to damage. That being said, the following steps made it quite easy for me: 1.First assemble the 3+3 curved tubes and pass them through both sides of the fabric. 2. Then attach the tension rods to the tubes. Important, do not attach the assembled reflector to the tilt/swivel bracket before passing the tension rods through the holes of the tubes. 3. After attaching the rods to the tubes do not fully screw the 4 attachment knobs to the rods. Just screw the knobs on the very beginning of the thread so they want fall of (that's all you need at this stage). 4. Now you can place the assembly on the bracket and start screwing all knobs, little by little and rotating through all of them. Do a little of the first one, continue to the other ones and then come back to the first one and tighten it a little more. This is the way to keep the whole structure flexible enough in order for the screws to go through the holes and for all pieces to find the right position. The same applies to disassembling the reflector, i.e. unscrew progressively every knob in order to make it easier and protect the knobs, threads and whole equipment. I hope this helps!
    Answered by: Georgios
    Date published: 2021-03-19

    How wide a shot can you go before this gets in ...

    How wide a shot can you go before this gets in the way?
    Asked by: Rich
    An 85mm (full frame equivalent) lens is ideal for this reflector.
    Answered by: Rob
    Date published: 2020-09-09

    How does this compare to the Westcott?

    How does this compare to the Westcott?
    Asked by: Martin
    Never used the Westcott, but this one works.
    Answered by: David
    Date published: 2021-06-01
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