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Beware of the wind when using an umbrella

June 22, 2010

(I shot this by Battery Park, NY with Kate for StyleNext.com)

The biggest concern when using an umbrella outside is the wind.  It doesn’t take a lot of wind to topple over your lighting setup.  You can try to weigh it down with bags or whatever you have on hand.  If you have a friend or assistant to hold it, that would be best.  The above shot used a bounce umbrella with the light set up on camera left.

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