60" Shoot-through Umbrella
This image was created with a 60" satin umbrella used in the shoot-through configuration. This umbrella has created a very soft light, in part due to the large umbrella surface, but also due to the scattering of a large amount of light around the room. Note that the image contrast has been reduced by flare from this light source. This is a common problem when using shoot-through umbrellas placed close to the subject. Place a flag between the umbrella and camera lens to prevent this problem. Shoot-through umbrellas can produce a very pleasant and graduated catchlight in the eye. They can also indirectly introduce color casts when stray light reflects off of colored room surfaces.