You’re into the Strobist movement – you have flashes, triggers, and a box full of DIY light modifiers. Hard light, softlight? That all depends on your subject. Soft light is often used for portraits. It’s flattering and dreamy, and makes your subjects look their best.
Softboxes and shoot-through umbrellas are both great ways to soften light. The drawbacks: Softboxes take time to assemble, not a lot of time, but maybe more time than you have. Shoot-through umbrellas are great but the light can spill over the edges.
What do you get when you combine a softbox and an umbrella? The Phottix Softbox Umbrella. This umbrella opens into a 40-inch (101 cm) round softbox. It opens like a regular umbrella and can be on your light stand umbrella holder in seconds. No assembly, no messing with diffuser panels.
Using a draw-string center cuff, the Phottix Softbox Umbrella is compatible with most DSLR flashes. The back of the flash is easily accessible for setting changes, and flash IR receptors are still visible for Nikon or Canon TTL triggering and functions.
The Phottix Softbox Umbrella is the perfect addition to your kit bag. Purchase before April 10 using the Phottix Easter discount code and receive 10% this or any purchase. You can buy the Softbox Umbrella in the Phottix Online Store.
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