Umbrellas in the photography world are not the types that you pull out to stop rain. Rather, they are an inexpensive and effective way to spread light over a large distance. What are the basics of using a lighting umbrella? In this video, author Robert Vanelli explains what lighting umbrellas are and how to attach them to your light source.
- Now, umbrellas in the photography world…are not the type that stop rain.…But rather, they're an inexpensive and effective way…to spread light over a large distance.…Now, what we're going to do is we're going to connect this…to our light stand, and we're going to have our light…hit the inside of this umbrella and the light…is going to come out at about 180 degrees…and is going to spread onto our subjects.…Now, there are two types of umbrellas.…
We have a reflective umbrella, which this is here,…and we also have what's called a shoot-through umbrella.…A shoot-through umbrella is kind of misleading.…We're not actually going to point our camera…through the umbrella and shoot.…But rather, we're going to point the light…through the umbrella, and what it's going to do…is give us a very nice, soft and pleasing light…that falls onto our subject.…Now, that's going to be a perfect light source…for portraits.…Now, let's go work with these umbrellas…and see 'em in action.…
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- Lighting portraits with an umbrella
- Lighting a portrait with a softbox
- Shooting with a beauty dish
- Softening light with diffusers
- Adjusting color temperature using gels
- Lighting a portrait with a speedlight