DON'T MISS: Italian conceptual portrait photographer Sara Lando is coming to the US to teach in Atlanta (8/16) and Baltimore (8/23). Highly recommended.
Ringlight in a Pinch
Reader Andrew Smith
has posted a self portrait
and a lighting diagram
that show you how to set up an umbrella so that it acts like a ring light.
I have used this technique before to varying success. But then I probably block a little more of an umbrella than does Andrew. Still worth a try if you have nice background to work with, as in his example.
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