Outdoor Fashion Portraits with a 7′ Parabolic Umbrella

By on 2013-08-27

Top Pro couple Zach and Jody Gray create gorgeous fashion portraits in Nelson, Nevada during this video tutorial.  They take troubled lighting situations, such as harsh shadows placement on the model, and balance it out to capture a great shot. Throughout the shoot, Zach explains some of the settings he used in making the image, as well as introducing the use of a neutral density filter. He also discusses the process of “Feathering the Light”.

The modifier used during this photo shoot was the Westcott 7′ Parabolic Umbrella with a front diffusion panel for softness. The 7′ Parabolic Umbrella comes in three different versions: the silver interior (featured in this video), the white interior, and the shoot-through version.  This large light modifier is great for shooting groups or settings where you need a large light coverage.  The 7′ Parabolic Umbrella features fiberglass ribs for extreme durability.

Final Image - Parabolic Umbrella


Westcott Lighting Gear in Action

Zach and Jody Gray

Zach and Jody Gray

Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Zach and Jody Gray are a husband and wife photography team based in Nashville, Tennessee, who are known primarily for their striking and distinct wedding portraiture work and their highly successful workshops. They have been asked to speak at numerous industry functions all over the world.
Zach and Jody Gray

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