I just ordered 2 monolights (200ws each) and plan to start with shoot-through umbrellas.I've never used them and need advice.I'd like to be able to do portraits and full-length glamor shots.
Will a larger umbrella(50-60") be more useful in these different situations,or do I need different sizes?I would assume that the distance the monolight is placed from the umbrella is very important regarding the amount of light spread?So,will a large umbrella work by moving the monolight closer or further for different amounts of spread.Or do I use one size and move the entire embrella to get different amounts of coverage?Are there any guidelines,or do I just need to experiment?
I'm sure there are other considerations I'm missing!
For starters should I get a 33" + 43" +60"?Or just a 60"?
Any advice on translucent umbrellas and their use will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!! Fred