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Umbrellas for on location portraits?

 
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Mar 06, 2005 15:29 |  #1

How do you feel about umbrellas? I've been using on for almost all of my portrait assignments lately and I would love to hear some opinions.


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Mar 06, 2005 16:00 |  #2

My extremely limited experience using a single umbrella with available light says that a reflector would be better.


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Mar 06, 2005 18:22 as a reply to  @ DocFrankenstein's post |  #3

Umbrellas are a cheap and easy way to diffuse a monolight or a small speedlight. I carry one in my portable lighting kit with a lightstand and multibracket.
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Mar 06, 2005 19:50 |  #4

Same here, 42". Mostly used as a fill light.


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Mar 07, 2005 05:52 as a reply to  @ mbze430's post |  #5

tritto... i generally carry one with me - it's a combination shoot-thru and black backed/white brolly. i also carry a photoflex arm which holds a brolly and has a shoe on top.

they are great for fill. note that i also carry a gold/white reflector with me too.


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