Umbrellas and Softboxes
Umbrellas and soft boxes are invaluable to studio and location photographers who wish to control artificial light sources. These are the most popular light modifiers, due in part to their flexibility, quick set-up and ease of use. Adding a soft box or umbrella will diffuse, bounce and soften what would otherwise be quite harsh light directly from a source. Many photographers will use more than one option at a time, with backlighting, rim and fill light required for any particular shot.