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MFG# 2003
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Provides quick and easy light diffusion. Umbrella can be used as a bounce light source. Optical White Satin umbrellas can be positioned closed to the subject for a shoot-through diffuser. A two in one component. First stop on the umbrella shaft acts as an umbrella. Second stop acts as a reflector.
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MFG# UB-002
Samy's Part# S-053066
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The Godox 40 In. Reflector Umbrella (Black/Silver) is suitable for all studio flash to spread the light. The umbrella is intended to soften, broaden and diminish the light output of any studio flash. It is easy to use, easy to store and provides with almost unlimited lighting possibilities.

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MFG# 100981
Samy's Part# S-029911
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Extra large umbrellas are popular among portrait, people and fashion photographers. They create a smooth but yet distinctive light that allows the user to illuminate an entire person or even small groups with just a single light source. The deeper shape gives the photographer better control of...
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MFG# 100980
Samy's Part# S-029123
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The Profoto Deep White 65 In. Umbrella (Extra Large) is popular among portrait, people and fashion photographers. They create a smooth but yet distinctive light that allows the user to illuminate an entire person or even small groups with just a single light source. The deeper shape gives the...
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MFG# 100982
Samy's Part# S-029912
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Profoto Deep Translucent Umbrellas are popular among portrait, people and fashion photographers. They create a smooth but yet distinctive light that allows the user to illuminate an entire person or even small groups with just a single light source. The deeper shape gives the photographer better...
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MFG# 100979
Samy's Part# S-029908
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Umbrellas are the backbone of many photographers' toolboxes, and understandably so. Umbrellas are affordable, easy to work with and very easy to transport. But Profoto Umbrellas are not just average umbrellas. Made with high-quality fabrics and surface-treated metallic elements, Profoto Umbrellas...
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MFG# SB-84WFG
Samy's Part# S-045543
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Take control over the harsh brilliance of naked sunlight with the new, Photek Sunbuster SB-84WFG 84 In. Umbrella Kit. The kit includes the SB-84WWC white wind-defying 84" cover with pole and the SB-84HDS Heavy Duty Swivel, also included is the SB-84WCB carry bag. Open and tilt its wide, wide expanse...
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MFG# 100988
Samy's Part# S-036843
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The Profoto 41 In. Deep Medium Umbrella (Translucent) is unique in that it is small and lightweight, yet deep and parabolically shaped. The deeper shape gives the photographer better control of the light spread. It also allows the photographer to focus and shape light by simply sliding the umbrella...
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MFG# EL26357
Samy's Part# S-051832
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The Elinchrom Deep White Umbrella (49 In.) is manufactured using 16 fiberglass rods to maintain a perfect circular shape. By simply adjusting the position, the deep shape offers control of the light spread. The White umbrella is often chosen for its slightly warmer tones and softer shadow tran...
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MFG# EL26353
Samy's Part# S-051830
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The Elinchrom Deep Silver Umbrella (49 In.) is manufactured using 16 fiberglass rods to maintain a perfect circular shape. By simply adjusting the position, the deep shape offers control of the light spread. The Silver umbrella offers a crispier light providing greater specularity and texture....
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MFG# SL-6000-FG
Samy's Part# S-052729
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The Photek SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 8mm Shaft (60 In.) takes light from your strobe head or mono light, reflects it into its white panel, then softens it again with a diffuser on its way out. These light modifiers can alter the color of your light or give it more sparkle and contrast,...
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MFG# EL26355
Samy's Part# S-051828
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The Elinchrom Deep Translucent Umbrella (49 In.) is manufactured using 16 fiberglass rods to maintain a perfect circular shape. The difference between the two can easily be seen in the catch-light of any reflective surface. It provides a wider spread of light evenly filling a broad area. The t...
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MFG# 5636
Samy's Part# S-050175
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Designed with a deep profile and rigid framework, the Westcott 53 In. ApollovDeep Umbrella (White) creates a even and direct throw of light for impressive portrait photography. The Apollo Deep Umbrella's 16-rod round design creates a natural-looking round catchlight in your subject's eyes, allowing...
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MFG# 5635
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Designed with a deep profile and rigid framework, the Westcott 53 In. Apollo Deep Umbrella (Silver) creates a even and direct throw of light for impressive portrait photography. The Apollo Deep Umbrella's 16-rod round design creates a natural-looking round catchlight in your subject's eyes, allowing...
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MFG# 5634
Samy's Part# S-050173
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Designed with a deep profile and rigid framework, the Westcott 43 In. Apollo Deep Umbrella (White) creates a even and direct throw of light for impressive portrait photography. The Apollo Deep Umbrella's 16-rod round design creates a natural-looking round catchlight in your subject's eyes, allowing...
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MFG# 5633
Samy's Part# S-050172
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Designed with a deep profile and rigid framework, the Westcott 43 In. Apollo Deep Umbrella (Silver) creates a even and direct throw of light for impressive portrait photography. The Apollo Deep Umbrella's 16-rod round design creates a natural-looking round catchlight in your subject's eyes, allowing...
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MFG# EL26356
Samy's Part# S-051831
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The Elinchrom Deep White Umbrella (41 In.) is manufactured using 16 fiberglass rods to maintain a perfect circular shape. By simply adjusting the position, the deep shape offers control of the light spread. The White umbrella is often chosen for its slightly warmer tones and softer shadow tran...
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MFG# EL26352
Samy's Part# S-051829
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The Elinchrom Black Diffuser for Deep Umbrella (41 In.) is manufactured using 16 fiberglass rods to maintain a perfect circular shape. By simply adjusting the position, the deep shape offers control of the light spread. The Silver umbrella offers a crispier light providing greater specularity...
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MFG# 100993
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The Profoto Umbrella Diffuser, a simple yet clever accessory that is pulled over the front of a white or silver umbrella to turn it into a huge softbox, thereby creating a softer and more diffused light. Compatible with the Umbrella Deep White XL and the Umbrella Deep Silver XL. Reduces the output...
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MFG# EL26354
Samy's Part# S-051827
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The Elinchrom Deep Translucent Umbrella (41 In.) is manufactured using 16 fiberglass rods to maintain a perfect circular shape. The difference between the two can easily be seen in the catch-light of any reflective surface. It provides a wider spread of light evenly filling a broad area. The t...
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MFG# SL-5000-FG
Samy's Part# S-052728
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The Photek SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 8mm Shaft (46 In.) takes light from your strobe head or mono light, reflects it into its white, silver or gold panel, then softens it again with a diffuser on its way out. This ultra soft umbrella includes one each gold and silver light enhancing...
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MFG# 2026
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The convenience of an umbrella meets the control of a softbox. Built on an umbrella frame, the Halo light modifiers set up in seconds. No additional parts, no need for a speedring, and no extra pieces to lug around. The Halo series takes simplicity to a whole new level. opening up just like an...
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MFG# 100976
Samy's Part# S-029904
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Extra large umbrellas are popular among portrait, people and fashion photographers. They create a smooth but yet distinctive light that allows the user to illuminate an entire person or even small groups with just a single light source. The deeper shape gives the photographer better control of...
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MFG# 100972
Samy's Part# S-029901
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The Profoto Shallow Silver Umbrellas are the backbone of many photographers' toolboxes, and understandably so. Umbrellas are affordable, easy to work with and very easy to transport. But Umbrella Shallow sticks out from the crowd since it is remarkably reliable and sturdy for its small size and...
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MFG# 100971
Samy's Part# S-029899
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Umbrellas are the backbone of many photographers' toolboxes, and understandably so. Umbrellas are affordable, easy to work with and very easy to transport. But the Profoto Shallow White Umbrella (Small, 33 In.) sticks out from the crowd since it is remarkably reliable and sturdy for its small...
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MFG# 100973
Samy's Part# S-029902
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The Profoto Shallow Translucent Umbrellas are the backbone of many photographers' toolboxes, and understandably so. Umbrellas are affordable, easy to work with and very easy to transport. But Umbrella Shallow sticks out from the crowd since it is remarkably reliable and sturdy for its small size...
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MFG# EL26348
Samy's Part# S-050912
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The wide angle internal reflector within each Elinchrom light source smoothly illuminates the complete surface of all umbrellas. Contributing to this is the exceptional quality of our carefully selected fabrics. The Elinchrom 41 In. Umbrella Shallow (Silver) offers a more crispy light providing...
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MFG# DD6000C
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The Softlighter is an umbrella with a diffusion cover over its open end like a softbox. The Photek 60 in. Double Diffuser for Softlighter slips over the diffuser like a shower cap to provide double the diffusion.

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MFG# EL26358
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The wide angle internal reflector within each Elinchrom light source smoothly illuminates the complete surface of all umbrellas. Contributing to this is the exceptional quality of our carefully selected fabrics. The Elinchrom 33 In. Umbrella Shallow (White/Translucent) with its highly reflective...
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MFG# SB-84WBS
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The Photek Outer Shell for SunBuster 84 In. Umbrella (Black/Silver) is a replaceable black/silver Outer Shell for SunBuster 84" Umbrella to convert the umbrella from the white translucent cover to black/silver reflector. The outer black surface thwarts any possibility of light transmission or...
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MFG# 909375
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The Photogenic 60" Silver Eclipse umbrella is notable for its ability to eliminate the "ghost" image created by the exposed ribs of ordinary umbrellas. Silver reflective fabric covers the ribs and removes them from the primary light path. Includes a removable black fabric cover that fastens...
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The Photogenic 60" White Eclipse umbrella is notable for its ability to eliminate the "ghost" image created by the exposed ribs of ordinary umbrellas. White reflective fabric covers the ribs and removes them from the primary light path.

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MFG# UMRUT60
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Attentive to detail makes Photoflex umbrellas the best you can find. The frames, unlike any other umbrella frames, are painted to eliminate uncontrollable reflections. White Satin with removable black cover. This convertible umbrella is a great reflective umbrella, but it can also be used as a...
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MFG# 909172
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The Photogenic 32" Silver Eclipse umbrella is notable for its ability to eliminate the "ghost" image created by the exposed ribs of ordinary umbrellas. Silver reflective fabric covers the ribs and removes them from the primary light path. Includes a removable black fabric cover that fastens...
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Umbrellas generally provide a wide angle of light spread, particularly when used as bounce lighting. For the times when you want to minimize this spread, the adjustable models allow you to modify the light output by adjusting the umbrella's shape from round to square to rectangular. These subtle...
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Umbrellas generally provide a wide angle of light spread, particularly when used as bounce lighting. For the times when you want to minimize this spread, the adjustable models allow you to modify the light output by adjusting the umbrella's shape from round to square to rectangular. These subtle...
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Lighting umbrellas are a must-have tool for photographers and videographers who are passionate about achieving perfect lighting for their photos. By controlling and focusing light onto your subject with a photography umbrella, you can produce beautifully lit photos that showcase your subject's features. 

Our selection of studio lighting umbrellas is suitable for both continuous lighting and studio strobes, making them versatile tools that can be used to produce great results in a variety of settings. They come in various sizes and shapes, from standard shallow light umbrellas to deep parabolic umbrellas, to fit any shooting situation. Additionally, photography umbrellas are available in a range of materials, including white, reflective, or shoot-through fabrics.

One of the best things about lighting umbrellas is their ease of use. They are easy to set up, transport, and store, making them an essential lighting tool that you can always bring out to improve your shots. No matter your subject or style, lighting umbrellas are a great option for controlling and diffusing light to create outstanding photos.

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Are Lighting Umbrellas or Beauty Dishes Better for Shooting Portraits?

Lighting umbrellas tend to create soft, flattering light with broader coverage that make portraits look great. However, if you want more focused and dramatic lighting that emphasizes facial features, a beauty dish may be the answer. Both light modifiers can be used to create great portrait lighting, and the choice ultimately comes down to personal preference and the specific goals of the shoot.

What's the Difference Between a Softbox and a Lighting Umbrella?

Softboxes and lighting umbrellas are both popular light modifiers used in studio photography and videography. They both work by diffusing and spreading light from a light source, but differ in their design and the type of light they produce. Softboxes produce soft, directional light, while lighting umbrellas produce broader, less directional light. The choice between a softbox and studio umbrella light for photography depends on the types of photos and video you're shooting, the look you're trying to achieve, and the size of the space you're shooting in.

How Do I Choose the Right Size of Photography Umbrella?

The size of the photography umbrella you choose depends on your shooting environment and the subject. Larger umbrellas produce softer, more diffused light, ideal for group shots or full-body portraits, while smaller umbrellas are suitable for headshots or small object photography.

How Do I Position a Lighting Umbrella for Best Results?

Position your lighting umbrella at an angle and distance that best illuminates your subject. The distance and angle can be adjusted based on the desired effect, such as softer light with the umbrella further away or more direct light when closer to the subject.

What Is the Difference Between White and Black Photography Umbrellas?

White photography umbrellas diffuse and soften light, creating a more natural and even illumination, ideal for portraits and still life. Black umbrellas, typically with a silver or white interior, focus and intensify light, offering more control and contrast. The choice depends on the desired lighting effect in your photography.

How Close Should the Flash Be to the Umbrella?

The distance between the flash and the umbrella can greatly affect the quality of light. Generally, a closer position produces softer and more diffused light, ideal for portraits. Increasing the distance intensifies and narrows the light beam, suitable for highlighting specific areas or creating dramatic effects.

Can I Use Multiple Lighting Umbrellas in One Setup?

Absolutely, using multiple lighting umbrellas allows for creative and versatile lighting setups. This approach can enhance lighting balance, reduce harsh shadows, and provide a more uniform illumination. It's particularly useful in portrait photography, where controlling light and shadow is crucial for capturing depth and detail.

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