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Wayne Registered since 05th Nov 2005Thu 10-Apr-08 10:42 PM
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"Why should we use umbrellas?"


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I assume all those users not using umbrellas when appropriate obviously must not yet get the idea how the umbrella would help their flash pictures.

So I offer this material about using umbrellas if it may be of interest.

  

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberFri 11-Apr-08 01:02 AM
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San Pedro Garza García, MX
          

You got me on this one Wayne.
I was rushing to answer ...

Darn good job on the article.
You'll get an email from our Chief Editor Tom Boné.
Thank you.

Have a great time
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smittymac Registered since 03rd Mar 2008Fri 11-Apr-08 01:14 AM
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I was always interested inn unbrellas, good read.

  

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rickpaul Basic MemberFri 11-Apr-08 03:24 AM
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Tucson, US
          

Gee, I was thinking of writing an article on the same thing!

The question on how to connect and use an speedlight with an umbrella or software comes up all the time in this forum. Would be good to put it in the ezine!

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JimP Registered since 24th Apr 2002Fri 11-Apr-08 04:30 PM
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Southlake, US
          

That is a great article. I have 2 umbrellas and have wanted to purchase a softbox but now I don't see the need. Thanks for the post.

  

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Pete Wilson Gold Member Nikonian since 27th Jun 2004Fri 11-Apr-08 05:39 PM
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Lake Orion, US
          

I always thought we should use an umbrella to keep from getting wet during a rain shower.

Great article. Thanks for posting it.

Pete Wilson
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RockyIII Gold Member Nikonian since 27th May 2006Fri 11-Apr-08 09:55 PM
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Raleigh, US
          

Great demo. Thanks for sharing it.

Rocky

  

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Arkayem Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in flash photography Charter MemberSat 12-Apr-08 02:40 PM
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Richmond Hill, GA (Savannah), US
          

Wayne,

This is a very nice study! Good work!

Russ
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chimphappyhour Registered since 23rd Mar 2006Tue 15-Apr-08 03:38 PM
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Liberty, US
          

Thank you for this article, best comparison I've seen yet! It made me run out and grab a convertible umbrella so I can play with both shoot through and reflective.

  

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Paterfelis Registered since 02nd Nov 2007Tue 15-Apr-08 07:34 PM
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Austin, US
          

Photek makes a reflective umbrella with a diffusion screen called the Softlighter. Sets up and is priced like an umbrella, but acts like a soft box. Comes in different sizes. A local professional used one at one of our local Strobist workshops. I really like the light.

Thanks for the article.

  

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jwsuddeth Registered since 03rd Mar 2008Wed 16-Apr-08 02:06 PM
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Wheaton, US
          

Great article. But one thing. When my subject was a person, having the softbox 18 inches from her face didn't work out so well. Normally, I would have the softbox about four feet away and meter it at F /8. I had an Alien Bee B400 at 1/32 power with a 40 inch softbox. I tried it on my daughter at about 20 inches after reading your article. But the flash at that distance was very unpleasant for her.

  

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Horus Registered since 29th Mar 2007Thu 17-Apr-08 10:48 AM
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Brussels, BE
          

Great article and demo Wayne. Many thanks for sharing it.

I was already a beliver for speedlights with umbrellas usage but you reinforce my convictions at a time I'm (was now) thinking of using softboxes

Photography is a joy, happy shooting

  

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