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MFG# 5639
Samy's Part# S-054846

Pair this diffusion fabric with the silver or white deep parabolic umbrella to create extremely soft lighting on location or in the studio.


Features:
  • Creates the effect of a deep octagonal softbox
  • Perfectly paired with studio strobes
  • Diffuses light by one full stop high-quality diffusion
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MFG# UMRUT30
Samy's Part# PHOTUMRUT30

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# T126
Samy's Part# LOWET126

Fits directly onto Tota or Omni and ViP lights without tools, to convert them to soft shadow sources. Heat-resistant, woven, white fabric.
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MFG# L20005098
Samy's Part# ARRI531152

Scrims are metal screens mounted in a metal frame. They are placed in front of a light to reduce light intensity.

Arri makes four different types of scrims.

Full single- this scrim covers the entire lightface and reduces the intensity of the entire light beam.

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MFG# L20005121
Samy's Part# ARRI531652

Scrims are metal screens mounted in a metal frame. They are placed in front of a light to reduce light intensity.

Arri makes four different types of scrims.

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MFG# T125
Samy's Part# LOWET125

Fits directly onto Tota or Omni and ViP lights without tools. Slightly softens the light output, with some specular highlights. Heat resistant, woven, soft-silver surface.
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MFG# T120
Samy's Part# LOWET120

Holds 10 x 12" (25.4 x 30.5cm) gels and diffusion. Locks directly into the light allowing it to tilt and pan with the light unit. Best of all, the Tota-frame folds down to 12 x 1 x 1" (30.5 x 2.5 x 2.5cm) for easy transport and storage.
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MFG# DL1512ZZ
Samy's Part# PHOTDL1512ZZ

This Litedisc is guaranteed to be flat to ensure a smooth, even reflection. Double Laminated-All metalic foil surfaces are double laminated for maximum reflection and longevity. We found that this process extends the life of our fabric by 150%. Double riveted-Every Litedisc frame is double riveted...
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MFG# L20005096
Samy's Part# ARRI531150

Scrims are metal screens mounted in a metal frame. They are placed in front of a light to reduce light intensity.

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MFG# L20005089
Samy's Part# ARRI530150

Scrims are metal screens mounted in a metal frame. They are placed in front of a light to reduce light intensity.

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MFG# L20005111
Samy's Part# ARRI531352

Scrims are metal screens mounted in a metal frame. They are placed in front of a light to reduce light intensity.

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MFG# 275S
Samy's Part# LEES275

The Lee Filters Gel Sheet 275 Black Scrim Lighting Filter 21x24 is a flexible perforated material that is black on both sides. Can be used on windows to reduce light intensity, without causing any unwanted reflections. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors...
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MFG# 272S
Samy's Part# LEES272

The Lee Filters Gel Sheet 272 Soft Gold Reflector Lighting Filter 21x24 produces soft reflection. White backed. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are precisely consistent from batch to batch, long-lasting and reliable. Lee Filters includes bright...
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MFG# 271S
Samy's Part# LEES271

The Lee Filters Gel Sheet 271 Mirror Silver Lighting Filter 21x24 produces hard reflection. White Backed. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are precisely consistent from batch to batch, long-lasting and reliable. Lee Filters includes bright and powerful...
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MFG# 270S
Samy's Part# LEES270

The Lee Filters Gel Sheet 270 Lee Scrim Lighting Filter 21x24 is a perforated reflector producing a very soft reflection. Silver on one side and black on reverse. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are precisely consistent from batch to batch, long...
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MFG# 269S
Samy's Part# LEES269

The Lee Filters Gel Sheet 269 Lee Heat Shield Lighting Filter 21x24 is a transparent flexible film used to extend the life of filter. The shield should be placed between the light source and the filter, allowing distance between the shield and the filter. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting...
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MFG# L20005119
Samy's Part# ARRI531650

Scrims are metal screens mounted in a metal frame. They are placed in front of a light to reduce light intensity.

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MFG# RFT05-80
Samy's Part# S-075996

The Godox 31 in. 5-in-1 Collapsible Reflector Disc
is removable reversible zippered slipcover to reflect light into shadow areas of the subject. It is a must for better lighting control in outdoor or studio photography. It creates smooth and even reflections, and especially invaluable for "fill-in"...
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MFG# AD-P
Samy's Part# S-060964

The
Godox AD200 Adapter for Profoto Accessories allows the use of Profoto accessories, such as reflectors, speedrings, and softboxes, on the Godox AD200 Pocket Flash.
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MFG# DL1412BS
Samy's Part# PHOTDL1412BS

We've spent 15 years perfecting our Litedisc to ensure the best design possible-just one reason we sell more reflectors and diffusers than anyone else in the world.

 

Flat-guaranteed!-Our Litediscs are guaranteed to be flat to ensure a smooth, even reflection.

Double Laminated-All metalic foil

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MFG# DL1212WG
Samy's Part# PHOTDL1212WG

This is a Photoflex 12" (30.5cm), White Opaque/Gold LiteDisc collapsible reflector. Photoflex LiteDiscs and MultiDiscs are designed for use in the studio, or on location. They add light to shadow areas, add or subtract color casts, or diffuse harsh light.

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MFG# 907016
Samy's Part# S-045096

The Photogenic Diffuser for MCD 22 In. Beauty Dish is specially designed for use with MCD 22 inches Beauty Dish that dramatically soften the light of your MCD 22" Beauty Dish to achieve a more softbox-like effects. It fits over the front of the beauty dish, and is an easily transported tool, useful...
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MFG# 2024
Samy's Part# S-041153

This Westcott Scrim Jim Cine 2D Corner Frame Connector can be used to connect any two Scrim Jim Cine Frame Tubes. Featuring a durable construction, this connector includes a built-in positive-locking button to ensure that Scrim Jim Cine Frames will stay connected throughout long shoots. The Scrim...
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MFG# 2023
Samy's Part# S-041152

This Westcott Scrim Jim Cine 2 In. Straight Frame Connector can be used to connect any two Scrim Jim Cine Frame Tubes. Featuring a durable construction, this connector includes a built-in positive-locking button to ensure that Scrim Jim Cine Frames will stay connected throughout long shoots. The...
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MFG# RS4015D
Samy's Part# DOTLRS4015D

Diffuser for RS-4015 reflector
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MFG# 764S
Samy's Part# LEES764

Adds warmth, bright sunlight. Lee Filters Gel Sheet 764 Sun Color Straw Lighting Filter 21x24 provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are precisely consistent from batch to batch, long-lasting and reliable. Lee Filters includes bright and powerful colorants accurately...
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MFG# 738S
Samy's Part# LEES738

A rich yellowish green. The Lee Filters Gel Sheet 738 JAS Green Lighting Filter 21x24 is useful as a concert stage wash where darker skin tone, costume and set are a consideration. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are precisely consistent from batch...
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MFG# 730S
Samy's Part# LEES730

For a good green for creating mystery and suspense use the Lee Filters Gel Sheet 730 Liverty Green Lighting Filter 21x24. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are precisely consistent from batch to batch, long-lasting and reliable. Lee Filters includes...
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MFG# 729S
Samy's Part# LEES729

Used the Lee Filters Gel Sheet 729 Scuba Blue Lighting Filter 21x24 in musical performances for a rear color wash or set lighting. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are precisely consistent from batch to batch, long-lasting and reliable. Lee Filters...
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MFG# 728S
Samy's Part# LEES728

Use the Lee Filters Gel Sheet 728 Steel Green Lighting Filter 21x24 for a look of Approaching storms. Overcast days. Cold steely light. Malevolent moonlight. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are precisely consistent from batch to batch, long-lasting...
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MFG# 702S
Samy's Part# LEES702

Use the Lee Filters Gel Sheet 702 Pale Lavender Lighting Filter 21x24 for a cold lavender when used with a full tungsten source, but warms as the source is dimmed. Good as a fill for slow sunset fades. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are precisely...
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MFG# 450S
Samy's Part# LEES450

Using the Lee Filters Gel Sheet 450 White Diffusion 3/8 Lighting Filter 21x24 creates a medium/weak diffusion used for soft light effects. Manufactured on a tough Polyester base in a range of seven strengths. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are...
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MFG# 444S
Samy's Part# LEES444

The Lee Filters Gel Sheet 444 Eighth C.T. Straw Lighting Filter 21x24 converts 6500K to 5700K - daylight to tungsten light with a yellow bias. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are precisely consistent from batch to batch, long-lasting and reliable....
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MFG# 443S
Samy's Part# LEES443

Using the Lee Filters Gel Sheet 443 Quarter C.T. Straw Lighting Filter 21x24 converts 6500K to 5100K - daylight to tungsten light with a yellow bias. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are precisely consistent from batch to batch, long-lasting and...
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MFG# 441S
Samy's Part# LEES441

Using the Lee Filters Gel Sheet 441 Full C.T. Straw Lighting Filter 21x24 converts 6500K to 3200K - daylight to tungsten light with a yellow bias. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are precisely consistent from batch to batch, long-lasting and reliable....
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MFG# 420S
Samy's Part# LEES420

Using the Lee Filters Gel Sheet 420 Light Opal Frost Lighting Filter 21x24 creates a weak diffusion similar to Opal Frost, but less diffuse. Manufactured on a 36 micron polyester base. Lee Filters provide high-quality lighting filters in a vast range of colors that are precisely consistent from...
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Light modifiers like diffusers & reflectors are essential tools for photographers looking to gain control over the lighting in their shooting environment. In traditionally challenging lighting conditions, such as harsh sunlight or low light environments, light modifiers allow photographers to manipulate light to achieve their desired results. With the use of reflectors and other light modifiers, photographers can create dynamic and striking images that would otherwise be difficult to achieve with natural light alone.

Our collection of light modifiers, including light diffusers, light reflectors, beauty dishes, photography umbrellas, snoots, and light grids, are essential for any photographer looking to expand their skills and creativity. Photography umbrellas, for example, can be used to create a soft, natural-looking light or a more dramatic, contrasty light. Beauty dishes provide a more focused and directed light, perfect for portrait photography.  Snoots and light grids allow for precise control over the spread of light, enabling even more creative possibilities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What Does a Light Diffuser Do?

A light diffuser is a device or material that scatters light that passes through it in multiple directions. When using a light diffuser, you are reducing the intensity of shadows and creating softer, more evenly distributed light. Light diffusers are commonly used light modifiers for photography, stage lighting, and film and video production.

Why Do Photographers Use Light Reflectors?

Photographers use light reflectors as light modifiers to better control the lighting for their shots. They are used to fill shadows, add highlights, or change the overall balance of light in a photograph. Light reflectors are most commonly used in portrait and product photography to add natural-looking fill light that emphasizes details.

What Are the Best Light Modifiers for Portrait Photography?

For portrait photography, beauty dishes, softboxes, and large photography umbrellas are highly recommended. Beauty dishes create a natural, yet focused light, softboxes offer a soft, flattering illumination, and umbrellas diffuse light evenly, reducing harsh shadows and highlighting facial features effectively. Using these lighting tools together gives you greater creative control over the lighting and mood for your photos.

What's the Difference Between a Snoot and a Light Grid?

A snoot channels light into a tight, concentrated beam, perfect for creating dramatic spotlight effects and isolating subjects. In contrast, a light grid allows for more controlled and even light distribution, softening the edges of the light, and reducing spill for more precise lighting in photography.

Can Photography Umbrellas Be Used Outdoors?

Photography umbrellas are indeed versatile for both indoor and outdoor use. Outdoors, they excel in softening harsh sunlight, reducing shadows, and providing balanced lighting. Their portability makes them ideal for on-location shoots, helping photographers achieve studio-quality lighting in various natural environments. However, like a regular umbrella, they are affected by wind so be sure to stabilize your equipment or avoid windy conditions.

Is There a Difference in Using Light Modifiers for Video Versus Still Photography?

Yes, the key difference lies in lighting continuity. For video, light modifiers must support continuous lighting, ensuring steady, flicker-free illumination. Softboxes, diffusers, and reflectors are adapted to provide consistent lighting, crucial for maintaining visual uniformity throughout video recordings, unlike the more static needs of still photography.

What Is the Best Light Angle for Portrait Photography?

For optimal portrait photography, position the light source at a 45 to 60-degree angle towards the subject, combined with a top-down 45-degree angle to illuminate the face. This setup creates a flattering balance of light and shadow. Additionally, using a reflector on the unlit side of the face increases exposure, enhancing facial details and creating a more dimensional image.

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