Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by 1200mk, Oct 18, 2006.
using ordinary umbrellas work?
May work for some improvements, but I doubt would work the same as professional equipment
Strobist guys have been doing stuff like this. I'm not so sure about the quality of light from the umbrellas used in the photomario article though.
I don't see why it woudlnt work. How good is the quality though.
The purpose of the umbrella is to act as a diffuser.
If the umbrella material is too thick then it woudl block more light and you would have to bump up the power on your flash units to get decent light.
If the umbrella material is too thin you will have to turn the flash power down.
It's pretty straight forward.
Also I'm sure you could take any color umbrella and line it with foil or some kind of reflective material and use it as a bounce umbrella. I'd rahter save the effort and possibile quality loss and go buy a $20-$50 umbrella from B&H