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Flash Umbrella
12 Sep 2008 at 10:19 GMT
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Hi there, I am interested in improving my interior shots when a flash is needed. I was wondering if anybody has experience using smaller portable umbrellas to use with a flash, or can advise on ones they have used and their effectiveness.

I have a Canon Speedlite 580EX II, that I am using with my EOS 400d at the moment, I am using a diffuser, but would like to get more light thrown in certain circumstances over more distance if I can (i.e. bride and bridegroom stationary shots). Any help would be most welcome. Thanks.
Jada Fabrizio 
re: Flash Umbrella
4 Jan 2011 at 18:51 GMT
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I had the same problem and jury rigged a systemI use my flash on remote, bought a clamp that has a shoe that fits the flash, bought another do-hickey that fits an umbrella that also sits on a stand, and clamped the flash on it.

Having said this, i am thinking it is time to buy one of those soft boxes that fit on the flash.
re: Flash Umbrella
23 Oct 2017 at 10:21 GMT
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I purchased a shoot through umbrella.I like to instruct individuals to gain from their missteps and not conceal them. In the event that the new blaze picture takers don't know they committed an error by what method will they know they committed them or what the error was.

The principle reason I advise newcomers to get the umbrella (before getting a softbox) is on account of they are less expensive. The softbox has marginally more extreme expectation to absorb information however they will see their errors and (ideally) gain from them straightaway.

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