In two weekends I have lined up a couple TFCD shoots with some local "talent", to do some fall/winter outdoor type shots. I recently added an umbrella to my lighting kit and would like to see about using it for some of these shoots (in Portland its gray and gloomy this time of year, however I dont intend to get much sky in the shots). I will be setting up the umbrella to practice with this weekend (wife and daughter get to be test subjects lol).
Anyways question, how would you go about setting up for a wondering around town shoot? Should I set up the flash and umbrella on my monopod and have my wife/assistant hold it? Deal with light stand?
What would you guys do?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.