Umbrellas soften, broaden, and diminish the light output of any tungsten or flash light source. Umbrellas with a white interior will soften and weaken light more than an umbrella with a silver lining. A white umbrella without a black backing may also be used as a makeshift softbox, although the use of the light will not be as efficient as with a lightbox.
This kit will augment any flash, strobe heads or small tungsten-halogen light heads (up to 500 watts) that have umbrella receptors. The light stands are sturdy and reliable, to their maximum height of 8 ft. A case with handle is provided for ease of storage and transport.