Tested the umbrella again. I think I am getting the hang of it. I need a live model to try it on next.
Taken with the Tamron 70-300
Taken with the Minolta 50mm
well none of the items look wet ;-)
now get the umbrella farther away........get the background farther back......set the lens to max aperature.so the background is blurred ..200 iso then bring up the shutter speed till it looks good........
Just be aware the the the closer the umbrella, the softer the light.
I should have lowered the flash setting to 1/4 power then I could have used a larger aperture and a lower ISO. Still have some fine tuning before I bring in the live model.