White Versus Silver Umbrellas

Started Jul 13, 2010 | Discussions thread
Quantum Help Senior Member • Posts: 1,666
Re: White Versus Silver Umbrellas

Gene L gave you good advice. Just keep in mind that a highly reflective fabric, regardless of the color will give you a harsher light.

Use a soft white fabric. You can shoot through for a more directional light, or bounce off the umbrella for a much softer light.

The larger the umbrella, the softer the light.

If you are going to do portraits, use a soft white fabric. If you are going to do a character study, then go for a harder white or silver umbrella.

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