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speedlight to umbrella relationship setup???

H3Tex

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H3Tex Registered since 08th May 2012
Fri 14-Dec-12 01:18 PM

I’m looking for tips on how to setup my speedlight to umbrella relationship. From what I understand is that it’s best to fill the umbrella with light without spilling over. It kind of seems as though compromises will be needed. The speedlight is not firing into the center of the umbrella because of where the mount places it. Then there is the fact that the umbrella is round and the speedlight pattern is rectangle.

I have a silver umbrella so it is hard for me to see where the light is hitting. I thought about putting a few white strips of paper and taking some small aperture shots into the umbrella.

Does it make a difference if I setup the speedlight to shoot wide angle and have it close to the umbrella vs having it shoot with a tighter spot but place it further from the umbrella.

Any pointer would be appreciated.

Thanks Brian

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