Here’s a fantastic photography hack that involves an umbrella bought at the dollar store and what seems to be a cheap bulb light from Home Depot. I think this is a great way to get around over-priced, commercial light umbrellas.
So I built a DIY light umbrella! I took a dollar store umbrella and sprayed the underside with white spray paint, then clipped the umbrella and a lamp onto Tom’s mic stand. The lamp, pointing into the white reflective underside of the umbrella, radiates light evenly back across the record player stand – making my editing job much easier.