90cm Counterfold Fold White Shoot Through Umbrella
White Diffuser Umbrella's (also known as shoot-through umbrellas) are a favourite of all portrait photographers. They're inexpensive and quick and easy to set up. They produce a lovely, even, widely scattered, soft light. They can cause hotspots, particularly since they are the only umbrella which you shoot through, which makes the central part of the umbrella prone to being brighter than the light that scatters around it.
They still produce a slight halo on the shadows, but this is negated to a large extent by the diffusion qualities of the umbrella.
The most noticable difference when using a shoot-through, is the shadow areas on the face. The catchlights demonstrate the previously mentioned hotspot in the centre, but the quality of the light is much softer and more flattering.
The 90cm counterfold white umbrella packs down to a compact 16 inches allowing you to pack your strobe kit down into a smaller space. Great for portrait, product and food photography the 90cm counterfold does just what the others do. Only smaller
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White shoot through umbrellas produce a soft flattering light and should be the first in any photographers modifier kit. Parabolic umbrellas produce a light that wraps around the subject and gives flattering catchlights. The 185cm Parabolic White Shoot Through Umbrella is great for full length portraits, groups, larger objects such as furniture and architectural photography.
One of the most common and universally useful Umbrella's is the Black-backed Silver Umbrella. Silver umbrella's have a foil type coating, so they are very efficient at bouncing light. They also spread light widely, due to the angled fascias of the umbrella.
They can be very useful for flooding entire areas with light, but care should be take where shadows are cast, as the angled fascias on this particular umbrella are prone to causing double-halo shadows.
The catchlights are quite attractive, with a "sparkle" type feel to them.