Outdoor Portraits Using Scrim Jim and Parabolic Umbrella

By on 2013-02-14

Professional Photographer Lou Freeman as she shoots part of her new DVD series called ‘Look Fabulous’. She is shooting outdoor portraits, on-location all through Florida and many know how bright the sun can be. She walks you through in this quick video how she uses the 7′ Diffusion Parabolic Umbrella to diffuse the light during the brightest time of day. She also discusses how using the Scrim Jim has allowed her to pop the light on her models that eliminates from setup.

The Large Scrim Jim Kit is a useful photography tool that allows photographers to diffuse light, reflect light, cut down light, or completely block light.  With the variety of available fabrics, the Scrim Jim is one of the most diverse tools in the photography industry.  In this video, Lou uses the Scrim Jim to add light to her outdoor portraits.

The 7′ Parabolic Umbrella comes in three different versions.  The Silver interior is featured in this video, along with a white interior, and a shoot through version.  This large light modifier is great for shooting groups or setting where you need a large coverage of light.  The 7′ Parabolic Umbrella features fiberglass ribs for extreme durability.  In this video, Lou uses the white diffusion umbrella while shooting outdoor portraits to soften the hot Florida sun.

Westcott Lighting Gear in Action

Lou Freeman

Lou Freeman

Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Lou Freeman is an award-winning fashion, glamor, fine interior and product photographer who's clients are among the biggest names in America and Europe. She has worked most notably for Playboy Magazine and Italian Harper's Bazaar as well as many sports and entertainment celebrity clients.
Lou Freeman

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