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May 28, 2015 17:58 |  #1

This shot for instance: (not my image)

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I image you tape the flash to the handle, pointing up toward the umbrella? Or down toward the subjects?

I think I also see light coming from behind the subjects, but my question is more about positioning the flash inside the umbrella.


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May 28, 2015 18:07 |  #2

In that shot there doesnt appear to be a flash in the umbrella at all.




  
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May 28, 2015 18:23 |  #3

I hadn't considered that... but ya, there's no direct light on either the faces or the umbrella.


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May 28, 2015 18:28 |  #4

There are lots of approaches. The shots with the flash in the umbrella are more front lit on the faces. Both are valid ways to go.




  
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May 29, 2015 02:33 |  #5

As above, there are variations, lighting the brolly and couple as you've suggested from with the couple. Lighting it with a single light as in the example, the flash appears to be at chest height, or as there and adding a light at the front too, to light the couple better.


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May 29, 2015 05:37 |  #6

looks like the face exposure were pulled in photoshop.


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May 29, 2015 09:07 |  #7

As said above, flash does not have to be IN the umbrella. In fact you want it to be backed up a bit so it can backlight the rain or in the case of my shot below, the snow.

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May 29, 2015 09:30 |  #8

Another variation on this is to place your backlight farther behind the couple (in this case I covered it with a white plastic bag to protect it) and place your couple in a doorway. I also bounced a light off the ceiling to add some front light.

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May 29, 2015 12:31 as a reply to  @ jcolman's post |  #9

Nicely done Jim!


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May 29, 2015 18:54 as a reply to  @ amirg's post |  #10

amig; There is no flash pointing up into the umbrella there? So bright.


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May 29, 2015 22:08 as a reply to  @ Dan Kearley's post |  #11

There is. As l said the flash is not IN the umbrella (e.g. clipped to the shaft) though. It's further back, maybe 4, 5 feet and pointed toward the umbrella.


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May 29, 2015 22:53 |  #12

Great thread, we should do post your rain shot setups here and results!


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May 29, 2015 23:09 |  #13

amirg wrote in post #17576071 (external link)
Nicely done Jim!

Thank you! I always tell my couples that if it rains on your wedding night, we can still create some awesome photos.


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