Trying out a different modifier today. A Reflective Softbox Umbrella, I normally work with a shoot-through umbrella as it gives a nice diffused light as well as a nice octagonal catch light in the eye.
Florence was kind enough to sit for a few test shots for me.
The umbrella is about 90cm so it’s a good ratio to the subject, giving a pleasant diffused soft light. My only initial reservation is the Speedlite is quite prominent in the catch light reflection, which I suspect I will have to edit out in post production in most cases.