Lighting notebook: Overhead umbrella with ring fill


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Lighting notebook: Overhead umbrella with ring fill

All right, let's go to the diagram for this shot we just did. The important thing here--a couple of things. Grabbing those backdrops and instead of using them two dimensionally stacking them in front of each other, one in front of two, gives a nice three-dimensional look to that backdrop and gives kind of another layer of texture to be going on back there. And the second thing I thought about it in this picture was bringing that umbrella in and hanging it right over the top of Ramona, as opposed to using it in the way we've been using an umbrella a few minutes ago, 45 degrees up, 45 degrees over.

I think it makes a more interesting light. It's this down wash of light that you can work against. And in particular, we've got Eric Kous, my friend holding this lightstand out as if it were a boom, but it's a boom that is voice-activated and that I can tell him to do whatever I want it to be done. And he can pull that out further, he can rotate it around, he can make less of...

Lighting notebook: Overhead umbrella with ring fill
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