Umbrellas and regular umbrellas

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  1. dylj

    dylj TPF Noob!

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    I have a question:

    Has anyone tried shooting through or reflecting off of a regular (rain umbrella)? One that is white, maybe? How effective would that be?

    Conversely, how effective is a photographic umbrella against the rain?

    Fault me for desiring too much utility in my belongings, but I'm looking for an umbrella that works well for both purposes ..
     
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    A regular rain umbrella if it's white or light yellow would have limited use as a photo reflector. Don't forget that hte handle and ribs will preclude centering the light-source which is the key to it's effectiveness. As far as using photo-umbrella in the rain; well, if you have money like that to waste, send it to me please!
     

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