Windproof diffuser outdoors?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by kawasakiguy37, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. kawasakiguy37

    kawasakiguy37 Member

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    Im looking for a good way to get diffused light outdoors that will be relatively windproof. Umbrellas act too much like sails (especially larger ones). Now in video I usually would just use a second lightstand with a big, flat, lightdisck-like white cloth. Shooting the flash through this diffuses it pretty well.

    Would a similar thing be good for photo? It might catch wind less but it is inconvenient to have two stands.....
     
  2. darinwc

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    Anything big and flat will catch the wind.

    Weight the stands down with sandbags.

    or use architectural elements as reflectors. (walls, vehicles, cliffs, etc)

    Or use multi-point lighting without a diffuser.
     
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    If you are talking about diffusing the light from the sun/sky, you be in trouble period. They all catch wind. Most reliable is a heft, strong assistant.

    If talking about diffusing light from a flash, you can get transparent matte acetate sheets from a good art supply store and cut them out to fit the flash head.