Pixel Popper wrote:
Thanks so much for the incredible amount of information you have packed into this thread. I have a NOOB type question regarding shooting with the umbrellas.
Is there ever a concern about the hardware, the stand, the adapters, the umbrella prongs, etc, casting a shadow of themselves into your composition? Is that something you have to concern yourself over during the set-up , or is the diffusion action of the umbrella itself enough to eliminate this worry?
In my experience the only place the hardware is noticable is in reflections. For portraits, it shows up in the catchlights in the subject's eyes.