Reflective umbrella is a special photographic tool used to reflect light and soften light, which also features different color coating like silver and white. The white and silver reflective umbrella would not change the color temperature of the flash light while the gold cover can reduce the color temperature of the flash light and the blue cover can raise the color temperature of the flash light.
By fixing the reflective umbrella on the light stand that can be changed in any angle and shine a strong light into the umbrella, the light would become even and soft, which is ideal for portrait close-up photography.
Soft umbrella is a photographic appliance, which is white and translucent. Soft umbrellas diffuse light, eliminate or reduce shadows, and make the subject soft and delicate. Soft umbrella is made of white nylon or cotton fabric. The closer the umbrella is to the bulb, the weaker the soft light effect, and vice versa.
Comparision of the reflective umbrella and soft umbrella
Soft umbrella: A diffuse beam of light that scatters as it passes through the canopy.
Reflective umbrella: A light source illuminates reflective umbrella, which then reflects back onto the subject.
The reflective umbrella is silvery gray and has a reflective substance of silver or gold painted on the inside, which is almost impenetrable.Soft umbrella can also be used upside down as a reflective umbrella, and the shadows reflected are "stronger" than the reflective umbrella.Both reflective umbrellas and soft umbrellas can be folded, which are storable and space-saving. They produce pictures with more uniform light and softer shadows.
QIAYA WHITE SOFT UMBRELLA
- The translucent white umbrella can soften, broaden and diffuse the light output of any tungsten or studio flash source
- Material: Nylon material, Aluminum shaft
- Folded Length:22.4"/57cm
- Shaft diameter:8mm
- The black/silver umbrella softens all light sources while maximizing light spread and reflects more light
- Inner silver lining reflects light and makes your picture brighter
- Outer black lining keeps unwanted light from being reflected into your photo
- Ideal for eliminating warmth from an object or subject
- Color:Black outside,Silver inside
QIAYA GOLD REFLECTIVE UMBRELLA
- The gold reflective provides warm soft, wrap around style lighting
- Color:Black outside,Gold inside
QIAYA LIGHT STAND
- Solid and safe with 3 legs stages.
- For simple storage and transport,the stand collapses easily and is very lightweight to carry
- Its solid locking capabilities ensure the safety of your lighting equipment when in use
- Material:Aluminum Alloy
- Maximum height:6.89 feet/210cm
- Spigot:1/4 (need adapter to convert to 3/8)