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MFG# SL-6000-FG
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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# 100606
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Fits Compacts and all Profoto heads. Made from industrial grade materials. Works with Grid and filter holder.
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MFG# EL26355
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The Elinchrom Deep Translucent Umbrella (49 In.) is manufactured using 16 fiberglass rods to maintain a perfect circular shape. The difference between the two can easily be seen in the catch-light of any reflective surface. It provides a wider spread of light evenly filling a broad area. The t...
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MFG# DL-42MULTI7N1
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When you need the versatility to handle every lighting opportunity, Photoflex MultiDisc 42 In. 7 IN 1 is your new best friend. You can work with direct sun bouncing back neutral or warm light. The highly reflective surfaces do the trick in shade or studio settings. When you have too much light...
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MFG# 5636
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Designed with a deep profile and rigid framework, the Westcott 53 In. ApollovDeep Umbrella (White) creates a even and direct throw of light for impressive portrait photography. The Apollo Deep Umbrella's 16-rod round design creates a natural-looking round catchlight in your subject's eyes, allowing...
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MFG# 5635
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Designed with a deep profile and rigid framework, the Westcott 53 In. Apollo Deep Umbrella (Silver) creates a even and direct throw of light for impressive portrait photography. The Apollo Deep Umbrella's 16-rod round design creates a natural-looking round catchlight in your subject's eyes, allowing...
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MFG# 9454638
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Protect your flashtube, the clear dome will not diffuse the light at all. This is the standard glass dome that comes in the kits.
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MFG# 100967
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Shape sunlight or bounce flash light with handy Profoto 47 In. Collapsible Reflector (Black/White). The sturdy yet collapsible metal frame is equipped with two ergonomically shaped handles, which makes the Reflectors far easier to fold and hold in various positions. The black side can be used...
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MFG# 100963
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Shape sunlight or bounce flash light with handy Profoto 47 In. Collapsible Reflector (Sunsilver/White). The sturdy yet collapsible metal frame is equipped with two ergonomically shaped handles, which makes the Reflectors far easier to fold and hold in various positions. The SunSilver side creates...
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MFG# 100969
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Shape sunlight or bounce flash light with Profoto Reflectors. The sturdy yet collapsible metal frame is equipped with two ergonomically shaped handles, which makes the Reflectors far easier to fold and hold in various positions.

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MFG# 100961
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Working with Profoto's Collapsible Reflectors - Silver/White - 47" is light shaping in its most uncomplicated form. They are easy to use, easy to carry and can be used for bouncing or diffusing sunlight as well as flash light. The sturdy yet collapsible metal frame is equipped with two ergonomically...
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MFG# 3500
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Grids are essential accessories for any lighting system. Lighttools Soft EggCrate Fabric Grids help control light spill without affecting softness or color temperature. They're collapsible, portable and extremely lightweight. The Chimera Fabric Grid for XX-Small (40 Degrees) with smaller degrees...
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MFG# 1788
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The Westcott 6 x 6 ft. Scrim Jim Cine Seamless Full-Stop Diffusion Fabric
won't affect the color of the light it is diffusing and only cuts the light by one stop. This is a single piece of fabric that does not have any seams that could cause uneven diffusion or shadows in the diffusing area. For...
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MFG# 5634
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Designed with a deep profile and rigid framework, the Westcott 43 In. Apollo Deep Umbrella (White) creates a even and direct throw of light for impressive portrait photography. The Apollo Deep Umbrella's 16-rod round design creates a natural-looking round catchlight in your subject's eyes, allowing...
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MFG# 5633
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Designed with a deep profile and rigid framework, the Westcott 43 In. Apollo Deep Umbrella (Silver) creates a even and direct throw of light for impressive portrait photography. The Apollo Deep Umbrella's 16-rod round design creates a natural-looking round catchlight in your subject's eyes, allowing...
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MFG# 1826
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This high-quality, seamless Westcott Scrim Jim Cine Double Net Fabric (4 x 4 ft.) is for use with a 4’ x 4’ Scrim Jim Cine Frame. Heavy-duty touch fastener lines the Scrim Jim Cine Double Net Fabric, allowing for quick placement on the Scrim Jim Cine Frame. Seamless Scrim Jim Cine nets are available...
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MFG# 1818
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This high-quality, seamless Westcott Scrim Jim Cine Single Net Fabric (4 x 6 ft.) is for use with a 4' x 6' Scrim Jim Cine Frame. Heavy-duty touch fastener lines the Scrim Jim Cine Single Net Fabric, allowing for quick placement on the Scrim Jim Cine Frame. Seamless Scrim Jim Cine nets are available...
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MFG# 1948
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This reversible Westcott Scrim Jim Cine Unbleached Muslin/Black Fabric (4 x 4 ft.) is for use with a 4' x 4' Scrim Jim Cine Frame. Heavy-duty touch fastener lines the Scrim Jim Cine Unbleached Muslin/Black Fabric, allowing for quick placement on the Scrim Jim Cine Frame. Scrim Jim Cine's Unbleached...
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MFG# 1916
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The Westcott Scrim Jim Cine 1/2-Stop Grid Cloth Diffuser Fabric (6 x 6 ft.) give you the ability to precisely soften any light source that you encounter. Designed with only the best diffusion fabrics available, Scrim Jim Cine diffusers are pure in color and will not alter the color temperature...
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MFG# 1770
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This high-quality, Westcott Scrim Jim Cine 1-1/4-Stop Diffuser Fabric (6 x 6 ft.) is for use with a 6’ x 6’ Scrim Jim Cine Frame. Heavy-duty touch fastener lines the Scrim Jim Cine 1-1/4 Silk Diffuser Fabric, allowing for quick placement on the Scrim Jim Cine Frame. To soften and diffuse any light...
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MFG# 169004
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Newly designed 90 deg. Flag and Cutter frames will make it possible to position the instrument over the top of the set wall or to use two or more units to create a box for better light control. With this new design, there are now three square corners as opposed to the older design providing just...
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MFG# EL26356
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The Elinchrom Deep White Umbrella (41 In.) is manufactured using 16 fiberglass rods to maintain a perfect circular shape. By simply adjusting the position, the deep shape offers control of the light spread. The White umbrella is often chosen for its slightly warmer tones and softer shadow tran...
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MFG# EL26352
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The Elinchrom Black Diffuser for Deep Umbrella (41 In.) is manufactured using 16 fiberglass rods to maintain a perfect circular shape. By simply adjusting the position, the deep shape offers control of the light spread. The Silver umbrella offers a crispier light providing greater specularity...
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MFG# 409100-3
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The Matthews Frame Part Quick Reverse Ear for 1 In. Square Tube is the strongest, most versatile way of suspending an overhead frame. The ears are guaranteed to provide a fast and efficient way to flip the frame allowing two rags to be tied off to the frame, one on either side. Flip from bounce...
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MFG# 100993
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The Profoto Umbrella Diffuser, a simple yet clever accessory that is pulled over the front of a white or silver umbrella to turn it into a huge softbox, thereby creating a softer and more diffused light. Compatible with the Umbrella Deep White XL and the Umbrella Deep Silver XL. Reduces the output...
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MFG# 169191
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The Matthews RoadRags II Scrim Frame (24 x 36 In.) has an elastic corded frames easily fold for storing and transporting. It is the new portable lighting systems that allows to quickly and easily duplicate studio lighting effects on location using portable lights. It consists of two folding 18"x24"...
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MFG# EL26354
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The Elinchrom Deep Translucent Umbrella (41 In.) is manufactured using 16 fiberglass rods to maintain a perfect circular shape. The difference between the two can easily be seen in the catch-light of any reflective surface. It provides a wider spread of light evenly filling a broad area. The t...
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MFG# 169010
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The Matthews Flag (24x30 In.) is used to protect the camera lens from flares or to control spill light from other sources, or to keep light from reaching certain areas on the set. The newly designed 90 deg. Flag will make it possible to position the instrument over the top of the set wall or to...
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MFG# 169001
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The Matthews 30x36 In. Flag use only a single, horizontally angled support arm which allows for 'close-in', right angle, tight positioning over set walls and interlocking of flags to establish a tightly controlled spread of light. The flags are used to control natural or artificial light beside...
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MFG# SL-5000-FG
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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# 169003
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The 90 deg. Flag and Cutter frames will make it possible to position the instrument over the top of the set wall or to use two or more units to create a box for better light control. With this new design, there are now three square corners as opposed to the older design providing just two. In...
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The Nanlite CN-18X Fresnel Lens for P-100 LED Light is a glass Fresnel lens with an adjustable-length housing that focuses the light output of LED light fixtures. Though designed specifically for use on the NanLite P-100 LED Monolight, the CN-18X utilizes a Bowen S-Mount Style mount making it...
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Add a glass cover to your Orbiter light for protection and full light pass-through with the Arri Orbiter Glass Cover
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Direct the light beam evenly spread around the fixture while using the Arri Orbiter Dome Mini
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Open End Frames are made of spring steel with a 3/8" pin and support which can be used to hang the Scrim from the C Stand handle when not in use. The two upright arms of the frame are slotted at the two open ends to retain the piano wire woven through the fabric to make up the fourth side of the...
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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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