January 4th, 2017
I’ve been watching Scott Hargis videos on shooting real estate and I am in the process of getting flashes to light my shots instead of continuing to use LR HDR. He often shows placing a flash outside with an umbrella to give good light. But he says nothing about what he does if it’s a windy day. We seem to have a lot of windy days where I live so I’m curious on solutions for this.
Yes, I recall the Lynda.com videos where Scott puts the umbrellas outside to create interior photos that look natural because the added light is coming through the window(s). I think you have a few basic choices if weather prevents you from putting umbrellas outside like Scott shows:
- Change your composition so you can put the lights inside and still get the natural look to the light. This may or may not be possible depending on the situation.
- Give up the idea of getting a natural look to the light. While the natural look is always the ideal solution if you can do it, you may be able to do it all the time.
- Get some REALLY heavy sand bags for your light stands!
I’m sure others will have suggestions for Ron.