Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by KmH, Jun 7, 2010.
A fairly easy project:
DIY Softbox from an umbrella
Good article. Thanks for the link.
I love the response "What if the umbrella I have is purple, will it make my photos look purple?" I don't think that person caught on that he meant a photographic umbrella and not a random "rain" umbrella.
LOL! I didn't see that.
Or....you could just close down the umbrella a little bit like Zack Arias does, gives the same effect as a 28" softbox but doesn't ruin your umbrella
why buy an umbrella, to break it down and turn it into a softbox..?>
I just buy the best umbrella box on the market--the Lastolite Umbrella Box. It gives a beautiful quality of light, and uses the principle of double diffusion to make its light output softer than that of the cheapy "brolly-box types". Annie Liebovitz uses the Photek equivalent to the Umbrella Box, the Photek Softlighter
[ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002HTK7A/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?ie=UTF8&cloe_id=027bb3ac-7d4f-40b2-aaab-c1bb2b75960f&attrMsgId=LPWidget-A1&pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000B73O4Q&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0TR0CSTQX57Y8B71KTDMREG/Lastolite_LL_LU3227_Umbrella_Box_with_7MM.html]Amazon.com: Photek Softlighter II, 46" Umbrella with Diffuser.: Camera & Photo[/ame]
So those on a tight budget can save dollars!
Softboxes cost several times more than umbrellas do.
my umbrella just broke on a shoot last weekend when the wind took the stand right to the ground (umbrella first, thankfully). snapped the post, so now im just left with the umbrella piece.
thanks for the link!
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