After reviewing my post on the three-light setup, I have come to the conclusion that I probably should be using a better/heavier duty softbox with my strobing. I even found the one I want. But ouch, the price. Anyone want to get it for me? Eh, the end of my wishlist.
OK, so the reasoning: even choking up the umbrella still left some splashing of the light. It’s fine – the pictures work well and any splash is easily controlled in Photoshop, but to do it right I need flags. Again, hindsight: I could have peeled only half of the umbrella’s black cover back, but that just isn’t how I think. A flag inside, on the flash – that would have also worked. But again, just doesn’t work with my thought process (right now – ask again in a few months!).
So a softbox. Something that nicely stops light in its tracks. I’d love me one of them!