One-Person Photography Studio via DIY Flash Backpack

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Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.

1 Comment to One-Person Photography Studio via DIY Flash Backpack

  1. I would not recommend this for any kind of indoor work. In indoor lighting, a bounce flash would be infinitely superior than a direct flash with a diffuser (umbrealla or not). Outdoor, as pictured, may be ok if the sun was behind the subject, but it looks like you only get to point your lights down from the top? I doubt the umbrella serves any purpose especially when battling the powerfun sun. What would have even been better than this contraption is a standard slave flash unit on the floor remotely triggered from the main set to medium (both with some diffuser). No telescoping umbrella required. The very minimal positives outweigh the enormous unnecessary negatives. If the photog had 2 umbrellas that spread from his backpack from a 45 degree angle like the wings of a bat (with flash units that pointed towards the underside of reflective umbrellas, this is important), I think it would actually help rather than being only an outfit for a halloween party.

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