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    Default Bounced and Shoot through

    I can't figure out why my shoot through lighting seems more harsh than my reflected light from the same umbrella. Umbrella is a 2 in 1 with a silver and white inside tat is detachable to get a white shoot through.

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    Default Re: Bounced and Shoot through

    why the sun light on cloudy day are so soft? and on a sunny day are so harsh?

    simple answer, softness of light are related of the size and distant of light source to the subject.
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    same distance, same power. all else being equal, my shoot through seems to be harsher than the reflected ones. close to 0 ambient light most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    same distance, same power. all else being equal, my shoot through seems to be harsher than the reflected ones. close to 0 ambient light most of the time.
    Reflected light is actually slightly further away and at a lower power. Thus not so harsh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    I can't figure out why my shoot through lighting seems more harsh than my reflected light from the same umbrella. Umbrella is a 2 in 1 with a silver and white inside tat is detachable to get a white shoot through.
    Do you remove the shoot-thru layer before using silver side.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Reflected light is actually slightly further away and at a lower power. Thus not so harsh.
    i would have thought the reflected light is more efficient than the shoot through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtunlinn View Post
    Do you remove the shoot-thru layer before using silver side.?
    cannot take out that layer leh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    cannot take out that layer leh.
    I think that is the reason. The light is diffused 2 times, going through that layer and reflect back and go through that layer again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtunlinn View Post
    I think that is the reason. The light is diffused 2 times, going through that layer and reflect back and go through that layer again.
    tats what i figure as well. sort of silly for me to have gotten that.

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    Default Re: Bounced and Shoot through

    Let me take a look one day. I'm sure there's ways to solve the problem.

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    Default Re: Bounced and Shoot through

    you tested both with the same set up (same flash), at the same location, with the same subject, on the same setting (power output), also the same distant between the flash (head) and the subject?
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    you tested both with the same set up (same flash), at the same location, with the same subject, on the same setting (power output), also the same distant between the flash (head) and the subject?
    yup. i just took down the cover and flip the thing around.

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