Umbrella vs Soft Box

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  1. gl600

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    Hello,
    Assuming that they are the same size, why would you buy an umbrella set up vs a soft box (and vice versa). ???
    (also assuming that I do not care about the shape of the catchlight in the models eye).
     
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    soft box creates much softer light, less harsh shadows, and in essence is more 'powerful'.
     
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    but doesn't the soft light and less harsh shadows depend on the size of the light source? Why would a soft box by definition work better?
    Also, how is it more powerful?
     
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    perfect, thanks.
    I should have done a search... :blushing:
     

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