Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-30-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
Senior Member




Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 284
shoot through vs bounce umbrella?

I received as a gift an umbrella... It has an inner white umbrella with an outer black umbrella you can remove. At first I was under the impression that if I removed the black umbrella, it would become a 'shoot through' umbrella... But I think I'm wrong and a 'through umbrella' is entirely separate... Can someone clear this up for me?

If the first case, with the umbrella with the removable black cover, what is the point of the removable part?

Anyone caring to shed some light on these different options would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

12-30-2012, 11:08 PM   #2
Veteran Member




Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Diego
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 883
shoot through means you shoot light through it, bounce means you bounce light off it. The black cover is there so when you want to bounce rather than shoot through, you don't lose light due to light shooting through
12-30-2012, 11:19 PM   #3
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,421
Bouncing would give you more defined lighting vs diffused lighting of shooting through the umbrella. You can still bounce the light without the black cover on but much of the light will be lost through the umbrella, but in a multiple umbrella setup you might just get the ideal lighting condition by doing so. There are also gold or silver umbrellas which would give you more sharper, defined lighting with tonal differences between the gold (warm) and silver (cold).
12-31-2012, 07:00 AM   #4
Senior Member




Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 284
Original Poster
So to be clear, if I take off the black cover, it's essentially a shoot through umbrella... There is no difference between that and the one that doesn't have a removable black cover.... Is that right??

12-31-2012, 07:22 AM   #5
Ash
Community Manager
Loyal Site Supporter
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 22,695
Yes, it's designed to be able to be used as both types. I've seen little practical advantage to the use of one over the other.
12-31-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
Pentaxian
Wheatfield's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The wheatfields of Canada
Posts: 10,157
QuoteOriginally posted by adpo Quote
shoot through means you shoot light through it, bounce means you bounce light off it. The black cover is there so when you want to bounce rather than shoot through, you don't lose light due to light shooting through
Actually, you will still lose as much light, it just won't spill all over the studio.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, pentax help, photography, umbrella
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
30 vs 43 vs 55 vs 77 Christmas Bokeh Shoot-out Special! TOUGEFC Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 51 12-16-2011 04:56 PM
Through or bounce? FrumPilot Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 9 06-19-2011 02:26 PM
CoCo Ring Flash Adapter with a Shoot Through Umbrella Russell-Evans Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 1 05-02-2011 01:36 PM
shoot-through camera bag yusuf Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 16 10-24-2010 01:27 PM
fashion shoots - Softbox vs shoot-through umbrellas davidstone Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 5 10-07-2009 10:14 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:53 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top