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Golf Umbrella Holder for Tripod

1 Nov 2012 1:57PM
Can anyone recommend a golf umbrella holder to use on my tripod? I am off on a landscape photography masterclass with Tom Mackie in Keswick next week, courtesy of Amateur Photographer and the forecast is not looking too good. Would hate not to be able to make the most of the day.

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1 Nov 2012 2:02PM
lol wise thing to put on your camera gear, get a fishing umbrella with a spike in it and ram it into the ground.
1 Nov 2012 2:14PM
dangerous I would say - one gust of wind and your equipment goes too?
mikehit Plus
7 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 2:20PM
This sort of thing?


I have seen something similar for fishermen:

Is this to cover your camera in the rain while you take photos? If the camera is on the tripod I would have thought that any breeze would make it flap like a sail.
1 Nov 2012 2:33PM
Seems this wasn't of my better ideas! How do others cope in the rain? The only other idea I can come up with is to pre-fit the remote control, completely cover the camera with the rain cover before setting off, put the camera on the tripod and then hold an umbrella over both myself and the camera/tripod, uncovering the lens at the last minute - would this work?
1 Nov 2012 2:36PM
If you use one of the umbrella that dont blow inside out, you should be fine!
1 Nov 2012 2:37PM
Yeah thats how I would work in the wet.

You can always try it attached to the tripod, at least when your sailing across the lake at Keswick Tom might get a shot or two to make a full page spread and front cover for the following months Amateur Photographer Mag...


on a serious note I hope you get a break in the weather and have a great day..

dcash29 Plus
11 2.2k England
1 Nov 2012 5:06PM
Ive searched and found exactly what you need


Pete Plus
15 18.8k 97 England
1 Nov 2012 5:14PM
I went out out on Sunday in the rain with an umbrella. There was no wind so it would have been fine. There are things to be aware of though. If the subject is close (I was shooting fungi) The umbrella will shield all the light making the scene dark. Also if the umbrella has a colour ir will add a cast to the scene (again just close up) Ideally you would use a studio translucent umbrella which combines as a lovely diffuser. If you're shooting distant shots ignore the above and just watch out for wind. I saw a prototype strap system a few months ago where the umbrella attaches to a chest harness. That might work quite well.
1 Nov 2012 5:27PM
Love David's dcash29) solution!! Shooting lakes, waterfalls and caves, so light levels and colour casting shouldn't be a problem. Tom did say we would be using the Big Stopper to photograph in bad weather - seems he can predict the weather pretty well.
DerekL Plus
11 172 24 England
1 Nov 2012 7:54PM
Briwooly Plus
11 452 5 England
1 Nov 2012 9:48PM
I got the one Derek recommended and a golf umbrella works fine but watch the wind

Brian ..................
Paul Morgan Plus
15 18.5k 6 England
1 Nov 2012 11:46PM

Quote:I went out out on Sunday in the rain with an umbrella. There was no wind so it would have been fine. There are things to be aware of though. If the subject is close (I was shooting fungi

Want to try my golfing brolly converter and bracket Pete.

Turns any golfing brolly into a weather proof strobist flash brolly Smile
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 97 England
1 Nov 2012 11:53PM

Quote:Want to try my golfing brolly converter and bracket Pete.

I just ordered one of those brackets linked to above Smile

How are you feeling anyway? Shouldn't you be resting or something
Paul Morgan Plus
15 18.5k 6 England
2 Nov 2012 12:21AM
I should be, but the nerve block has now warn off, shoulders now swollen to the size of a Mellon, utter agony and I`m strapped in a sling so sleeping in a bed tonight will not be easy, feeling pretty crap.

Here`s a couple of panels I knocked up, a light weight that scrunches up into a small coat pocket, the other is semi rigid, folds and slides in a cardboard tube.

Both are double sided gold/silver, both fit in seconds, the semi rigid version doubles up as a kind of tri reflector, great attached to a cheap music stand, they have other uses as well.






But if you want to stay dry in a gale, get a fishing brolly, a little heavy but there tuff and some can be tilted and come with guide ropes and pegs.

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