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I have used both types of umbrella lighting. I prefer using flash over regular flood lighting. One change I made that had a big difference, I purchased some white silk 36-inches wide. I made a several frames of different sizes out of wood, and put flood lights behind it to make it into one large light source. One is square, the other is six feet long. If ...


White shoot through or white with a black reflective back are both good choices. The quality of light is going to be similar and the much of the differences will be due to other factors such as distance to the subject, room size, and reflective surfaces in the room. Reflective umbrellas concentrate more light forward so they are more efficient but shoot ...


I did this a few times, it is a lot of work in post, but works great with low budget and no assistance. Camera in tripod, small aperture, low iso, remote trigger for ambient/background, no people around. After that, people aligne and form, I adjust focus and aperture if needed. Then I proceeded to walk in font of the group, left to right, holding a medium ...


Ideally, you'd want two lights on stands, with umbrellas to soften the light. Each light should be pointed toward the opposite end of the group at as close to a 45-degree angle as possible. This distributes the light across the group more evenly. Here's a quick-and-dirty diagram to illustrate:


It is impossible to give you an exact answer because there are too many variables involved: 1) power of your flash 2) size and shape of your umbrella 3) type of cover being used 4) the working distance from the subject 5) etc. Using the cover would mean less light would reach the subject. A rough guess would be about 1 stop of light, (f/5.6 instead of ...

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