Umbrellas, Forehead Shine, & Mixed Couples – #94 Q&A

A photographer asks about using umbrellas on location, avoiding getting shine on the forehead, and wonders about fixing inconsistent results when photographing mixed couples.

All of this is answered in this video. A few tips include metering, doing a custom white balance, then softening the light (perhaps with a white umbrella vs a silver umbrella), then feathering the light and not using the hot spot.

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