taryn truese , Feb 17, 2011; 06:02 p.m.
A less expensive alternative way to achieve the reflection would be to purchase acrylic sheeting from home depot and place it on top of your colored backdrop. ~$100
Some photographers might be post-processing their images in photoshop by duplicating their model, rotating her vertically and erasing out all but the fake reflection of the shoes. The next process would be to add a "ripple" filter. PS5 ~$1500 lol. (Personally, I think it's cheesy looking.)
I hope that helps. All the best,
Taryn | www.tarynsaurusrox.com