This is the ultimate 'one source' people light. The 32" Octa combines the strength of a portrait key light while acting as a soft wrap, blending perfectly with additional fill soft lights. The most popular uses of this softbox shape are for fashion, portrait, and beauty photography. The highlight /shadow ratio is optimized with a concentrated focus of illumination from the special bowl reflector, reverse umbrella design. There is exceptional light efficiency in this design and the flattering results reveal human form with grace and warmth.
But this Glow softbox umbrella is different - it offers the beauty of a softbox while accommodating any type of speedlight or monolight though an umbrella attachment to a light stand. You won't need expensive strobes and perfectly matching speedrings to use this softbox to get spectacular results.
Glow Softbox Umbrella Octa 32" - White Rubberized Interior is an instant-setup champ:
• Open the black rubberized fabric onto the collapsible, 8-spoke umbrella frame and square it off.
• Place the light stand through the zippered slit in one of the sides.
• Affix an umbrella adapter with secure cold shoe to the stand.
• Add one of your favorite speedlights or monolights! (May we recommend the Flashpoint Streaklight?)
• Place diffusion material neatly and securely on the front window, recessed just enough for control.
The softbox umbrella takes just seconds to set up, giving you the blend of umbrella convenience and softbox diffusion in a super portable package. There's none of the harshness of direct light and it's even softer than a flash facing adiffuser. There are no shoot-through hotspots. There's just the ease and pleasure of beautiful illumination at an unheard of value.