In the September/October 2012 issue of Digital Photo Magazine, Wes Pitts has an article called 'Portrait Background Basics' where he gives four tips on how to flatter your subjects.
- Find a simple background
- Reduce your depth of field
- Use a telephoto lens
- Try software effects
He has a special section called 'Essential Gear' where he highlights gear he feels every photographer needs. He highlights the Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector and it's multiple size options and very competitive price.
Westcott has many different reflectors on its line. The Westcott Pro reflectors have a lifetime frame warranty, come in various sizes and reflector options. The Westcott Essential reflectors comes in multiple sizes and are a great addition to any studio.