THE STRENGTHS OF SOFT UMBRELLA AND SOFT BOX

THE STRENGTHS OF SOFT UMBRELLA AND SOFT BOX

Jul 07 , 2020

Sometimes we get a customer's inquiry like this: I'm going to buy a few studio light accessories, would I buy a soft umbrella or a soft light box? Our answer is: You can choose anyone but you have to know how to choose.



The main difference between a soft umbrella and a soft box is the way how light project onto the subject. Soft umbrellas have a larger range of light scattering, while soft boxes help you control light well, as is the difference between normal outdoor light (soft umbrellas) and window light (soft box).


So what are the strengths of soft umbrellas and soft boxes?

1. Soft umbrella is relatively portable and cheap, which is why it is popular. The soft box helps you create a more focused and interesting light when shooting portraits and still lifes. There are two ways to use a soft umbrella, one is that light shines directly on the subject through the translucent material on the umbrella, and the other is that the light source emits light to the center of the umbrella and then reflects it onto the subject. In both cases, the lighting range of soft umbrella is larger than the soft box.

2. Soft box has many shapes and different sizes to choose from, such as square soft box, octagonal soft box, which help you create your wonderful lighting, you can also get some accessories to shape the light.
3. If you want to set up a light source quickly when you're out shooting, the soft umbrella is obviously faster and easier to assemble than a soft box. But if you use it in the studio, you can choose a soft box.

WHITE SOFT UMBRELLA

The translucent white umbrella can soften, broaden and diffuse the light output of any tungsten or studio flash source.
Material: Nylon material, Aluminum shaft
Size:33"/84 cm
Folded Length:22.4"/57 cm
Shaft diameter: 8 mm

QIAYA 4 in 1 Background Panel 5 ft x 6.5 ft/150 cm x 200 cm


The round translucent disc can be used on its own as a diffuser or with the 3 other surfaces.
It comes with a gold, bule, green or silver surface. Changing is easy with a single zipper system that allows you to add or remove which ever surface you desire. With this 4 in 1 system you will have a variety of ways to modify the light for your subject. With gold, white, and silver you can add light that is warm or cool.And the use of the black surface makes it possible to create shadow and dampen harsh lighting conditions.

Read more:
REFLECTIVE UMBRELLA AND SOFT UMBRELLA
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY: USING UMBRELLA TO TAKE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY TO THE NEXT LEVEL&BEYOND NORMAL
FILL LIGHT AND FLASH LIGHT - WHICH IS BETTER


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