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MFG# 100992
Samy's Part# S-029125
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The Profoto Umbrella Diffuser (Large) is a simple yet clever accessory that is pulled over the front of a white or silver umbrella to turn it into a large softbox, thereby creating a softer and more diffused light. Compatible with the Umbrella Deep White L and the Umbrella Deep Silver L. Reduces...
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MFG# 909143
Samy's Part# PHOG909143
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The Photogenic 32" White Eclipse umbrella is notable for its ability to eliminate the "ghost" image created by the exposed ribs of ordinary umbrellas. White reflective fabric covers the ribs and removes them from the primary light path. Includes a removable black fabric cover that fastens atop...
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MFG# 2016
Samy's Part# WESC2016
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The Wescott 45 In. Optical White Satin with Removable Black Cover Umbrella is a great portable way to really soften or reflect light from a flash or strobe. With the cover in place, easily bounce light. Remove the cover for instant diffusion. For any on-location photographer, umbrellas are a great...
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MFG# 100317
Samy's Part# S-002991
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The Profoto 7 ft. Giant Umbrella (Silver) is a unique 7' light shaper that's eminently portable and easy to set up and break down. This silver version is especially valuable in long throw situations or for subjects requiring a crisp and punchy quality of light.. Both 1/3 and 1 stop front diffusion

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MFG# 100977
Samy's Part# S-029906
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Umbrellas are the backbone of many photographers' toolboxes, and understandably so. Umbrellas are affordable, easy to work with and very easy to transport. But Profoto Umbrellas are not just average umbrellas. Made with high-quality fabrics and surface-treated metallic elements, Profoto Umbrellas...
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MFG# SB-84WFG-PLUS
Samy's Part# S-046623
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The Photek Sunbuster SB-84WFG-Plus 84 In. Umbrella Kit Convertible Umbrella comes with a removable white diffusing and black blocking fabric that softens direct sunlight with only a 1 stop loss of light. The diffusion fabric can serve as a base for the touch fastener attachment of the included...
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MFG# 100986
Samy's Part# S-036770
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The Profoto 41 In. Deep Medium Umbrella (White) is unique in that it is small and lightweight yet deep and parabolically shaped. The deeper shape gives the photographer better control of the light spread. It also allows the photographer to focus and shape light by simply sliding the umbrella shaft...
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MFG# 100984
Samy's Part# S-036030
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The Profoto Deep Small Umbrella (33", Silver) is unique in that it is small and lightweight yet deep and parabolically shaped. The deeper shape gives the photographer better control of the light spread. It also allows the photographer to focus and shape light by simply sliding the umbrella shaft...
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MFG# SB-84WFG
Samy's Part# S-045543
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Take control over the harsh brilliance of naked sunlight with the new, Photek Sunbuster SB-84WFG 84 In. Umbrella Kit. The kit includes the SB-84WWC white wind-defying 84" cover with pole and the SB-84HDS Heavy Duty Swivel, also included is the SB-84WCB carry bag. Open and tilt its wide, wide expanse...
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MFG# lllU5038JM
Samy's Part# S-059073
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The Lastolite 55 in. Joe McNally 4-in-1 Umbrella is the largest ‘mid-sized’ umbrella available, 140cm (55”) open. It features four different lighting options (silver bounce, white bounce, translucent shoot through and translucent shoot through with square mask. The Joe McNally 4 in 1 Umbrella offers un-rivalled
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MFG# SL-6000-FG
Samy's Part# S-052729
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The Photek SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 8mm Shaft (60 In.) takes light from your strobe head or mono light, reflects it into its white panel, then softens it again with a diffuser on its way out. These light modifiers can alter the color of your light or give it more sparkle and contrast,...
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MFG# 100975
Samy's Part# S-029903
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Umbrellas are the backbone of many photographers' toolboxes, and understandably so. Umbrellas are affordable, easy to work with and very easy to transport. But Profoto Shallow Silver Umbrella sticks out from the crowd since it is remarkably reliable and sturdy for its small size and lightweight....
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MFG# 100974
Samy's Part# S-029126
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Extra large umbrellas are popular among portrait, people and fashion photographers. They create a smooth but yet distinctive light that allows the user to illuminate an entire person or even small groups with just a single light source. The deeper shape gives the photographer better control of...
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MFG# SL-5000-FG
Samy's Part# S-052728
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The Photek SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 8mm Shaft (46 In.) takes light from your strobe head or mono light, reflects it into its white, silver or gold panel, then softens it again with a diffuser on its way out. This ultra soft umbrella includes one each gold and silver light enhancing...
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MFG# 4634
Samy's Part# S-009729
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The 7' White/Black Parabolic Umbrella offers a white interior that softens and broadens bounced light. The solid black backing eliminates any potential for back spill light. Perfect for indoor or outdoor use. Frames are constructed using a fiberglass composite offering added strength and durability...
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MFG# 4633
Samy's Part# S-009728
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The 7' Silver Parabolic Umbrella offers maximum light reflection for use either indoors or outdoors. Frames are constructed using a fiberglass composite offering added strength and durability over standard steel or aluminum frames. The custom designed center shaft has been engineered to two times...
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MFG# 4632
Samy's Part# S-009727
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Looking to soften and expand the output of your studio light or flash? Shoot your light source through this 7' diffusion umbrella for large, glamorous lighting with a natural looking catchlight.

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16-rib fiberglass framework

Durable dual-wall shaft rods for extra support

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MFG# SL4000FG
Samy's Part# S-058415
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The Photek 36 in. SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 8mm Shaft
 is built on a redesigned classic umbrella with a fiberglass frame and white reflective fabric that is free from contaminates that might add an unwanted color cast to your light output. The unique modifier includes a diffuser that...
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MFG# EL26359
Samy's Part# S-050673
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The wide angle internal reflector within each Elinchrom light source smoothly illuminates the complete surface of all umbrellas. Contributing to this is the exceptional quality of our carefully selected fabrics. The Elinchrom Umbrella Shallow White Translucent (41 In.) with its highly reflective...
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MFG# UMADW2200KT
Samy's Part# S-019036
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This Photoflex ShoeMount/SpeedLight Umbrella Kit is designed for quick remote soft lighting by an assistant. Just add your own speedlight and your assistant can either light up the background or give you a professional looking off camera 2nd light for your portraits or group photos. It includes...
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MFG# EL26349
Samy's Part# S-050913
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The Elinchrom 41 In. Umbrella Shallow (Translucent) has a wide angle internal reflector within each Elinchrom light source smoothly illuminates the complete surface of all umbrellas. Contributing to this is the exceptional quality of our carefully selected fabrics. The shallow Translucent umbrella...
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MFG# 5628
Samy's Part# S-074928
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Perfect for on-location headshots as a rim or hair light, the Westcott 24 in. Deep White Bounce Umbrella
is a portable light shaping tool with a deeper profile compared to standard photo umbrellas. Its depth creates a narrower beam for more directional light control with open shadows, a neutral...
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MFG# 5627
Samy's Part# S-074927
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Perfect for on-location headshots as a rim or hair light, the Westcott 24 in. Deep Silver Bounce Umbrella
 is a portable light shaping tool with a deeper profile compared to standard photo umbrellas. Its depth creates a narrower beam for more directional light control with soft shadows, a cool...
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MFG# 505605
Samy's Part# PROF505605
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The Silver Umbrella provides focused lighting, along with soft shadow definition. It is especially suitable for bringing out structural details in materials or if a higher light output is needed. The Silver Umbrella fits directly on actual Profoto flash heads, monolights plus the ProTungsten...
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MFG# EL26386
Samy's Part# S-026514
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Easy to set up, lightweight and fitting into most Elinchrom carrying bags, umbrellas are ideal for portraits and groups. With Elinchrom's unique central shaft, Elinchrom umbrella offer the most symmetrical light distribution. All EL-umbrellas are made with non-fluorescent material. The Elinchrom...
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MFG# 909317
Samy's Part# PHOG909317
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The Photogenic 60" White Eclipse umbrella is notable for its ability to eliminate the "ghost" image created by the exposed ribs of ordinary umbrellas. White reflective fabric covers the ribs and removes them from the primary light path.

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MFG# EL26062
Samy's Part# S-005743
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Easy to set up, lightweight and fitting into most Elinchrom carrying bags, umbrellas are ideal for portraits and groups. With Elinchrom's unique central shaft, Elinchrom's umbrellas offer the most symmetrical light distribution. All umbrellas are made with non-fluorescent material. The Elinchrom...
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MFG# 2021
Samy's Part# WESC2021
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The Wescott 60in. Optical White Satin with Removable Black Cover Umbrella is a great portable way to really soften or reflect light from a flash or strobe. With the cover in place, easily bounce light. Remove the cover for instant diffusion.

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MFG# 909201
Samy's Part# PHOG909201
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The Photogenic 45" White Eclipse umbrella is notable for its ability to eliminate the "ghost" image created by the exposed ribs of ordinary umbrellas. White reflective fabric covers the ribs and removes them from the primary light path. Includes a removable black fabric cover that fastens...
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MFG# EL26350
Samy's Part# S-045775
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Easy to set up, lightweight and fitting into most Elinchrom umbrellas are ideal for portraits and groups. With Elinchrom's unique central shaft, Elinchrom's umbrellas offer the most symmetrical light distribution. All umbrellas are made with non-fluorescent material. 85 cm umbrellas are ideal...
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MFG# EL26351
Samy's Part# S-045776
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The Elinchrom 33 In. Eco Umbrella (Translucent) can be used as a direct shoot through or indirect bounce light with a wide soft spread of light. EL-Umbrellas are delivered with a sleeve for transport and protection. The 7 mm Umbrella shaft fits to EL Compacts and Heads with the centred Umbrella...
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MFG# 4631D
Samy's Part# S-016917
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The Umbrella Diffuser for Parabolic Umbrella is a very useful and a good quality Parabolic umbrella by its manufacturer Westcott. White full stop diffuser that fastens to the front of the 7.0' White, Silver or Black/White Parabolic Umbrellas via hook and loop fasteners. It yields a quality of...
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MFG# 2012
Samy's Part# WESC2012
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This is a Westcott 32" Convertible Umbrella. 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...
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MFG# 2005
Samy's Part# WESC2005
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This umbrella is a great portable way to really soften light from a flash or strobe. In addition, it can be used as a bounce light source. Out of all the colored bounce umbrella's, this one will produce an image with the least contrast and the softest light because the majority of hard light is...
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MFG# 2002
Samy's Part# WESC2002
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This umbrella is a great portable way to bounce light. Due to the nature of this soft silver color, it will produce an image that is a mix between a soft white and a specular silver. This umbrella with reflect light with just a slight contrast while still maintaining extremely soft.

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MFG# 2001
Samy's Part# WESC2001
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Provides quick and easy light diffusion. Umbrella can be used as a bounce light source. Optical White Satin umbrellas can be positioned closed to the subject for a shoot-through diffuser. A two in one component. First stop on the umbrella shaft acts as an umbrella. Second stop acts as a reflector.
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Lighting umbrellas are a must-have tool for photographers and videographers who are passionate about achieving perfect lighting for their photos. By controlling and focusing light onto your subject with a photography umbrella, you can produce beautifully lit photos that showcase your subject's features. 

Our selection of studio lighting umbrellas is suitable for both continuous lighting and studio strobes, making them versatile tools that can be used to produce great results in a variety of settings. They come in various sizes and shapes, from standard shallow light umbrellas to deep parabolic umbrellas, to fit any shooting situation. Additionally, photography umbrellas are available in a range of materials, including white, reflective, or shoot-through fabrics.

One of the best things about lighting umbrellas is their ease of use. They are easy to set up, transport, and store, making them an essential lighting tool that you can always bring out to improve your shots. No matter your subject or style, lighting umbrellas are a great option for controlling and diffusing light to create outstanding photos.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Are Lighting Umbrellas or Beauty Dishes Better for Shooting Portraits?

Lighting umbrellas tend to create soft, flattering light with broader coverage that make portraits look great. However, if you want more focused and dramatic lighting that emphasizes facial features, a beauty dish may be the answer. Both light modifiers can be used to create great portrait lighting, and the choice ultimately comes down to personal preference and the specific goals of the shoot.

What's the Difference Between a Softbox and a Lighting Umbrella?

Softboxes and lighting umbrellas are both popular light modifiers used in studio photography and videography. They both work by diffusing and spreading light from a light source, but differ in their design and the type of light they produce. Softboxes produce soft, directional light, while lighting umbrellas produce broader, less directional light. The choice between a softbox and studio umbrella light for photography depends on the types of photos and video you're shooting, the look you're trying to achieve, and the size of the space you're shooting in.

How Do I Choose the Right Size of Photography Umbrella?

The size of the photography umbrella you choose depends on your shooting environment and the subject. Larger umbrellas produce softer, more diffused light, ideal for group shots or full-body portraits, while smaller umbrellas are suitable for headshots or small object photography.

How Do I Position a Lighting Umbrella for Best Results?

Position your lighting umbrella at an angle and distance that best illuminates your subject. The distance and angle can be adjusted based on the desired effect, such as softer light with the umbrella further away or more direct light when closer to the subject.

What Is the Difference Between White and Black Photography Umbrellas?

White photography umbrellas diffuse and soften light, creating a more natural and even illumination, ideal for portraits and still life. Black umbrellas, typically with a silver or white interior, focus and intensify light, offering more control and contrast. The choice depends on the desired lighting effect in your photography.

How Close Should the Flash Be to the Umbrella?

The distance between the flash and the umbrella can greatly affect the quality of light. Generally, a closer position produces softer and more diffused light, ideal for portraits. Increasing the distance intensifies and narrows the light beam, suitable for highlighting specific areas or creating dramatic effects.

Can I Use Multiple Lighting Umbrellas in One Setup?

Absolutely, using multiple lighting umbrellas allows for creative and versatile lighting setups. This approach can enhance lighting balance, reduce harsh shadows, and provide a more uniform illumination. It's particularly useful in portrait photography, where controlling light and shadow is crucial for capturing depth and detail.

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