Umbrella vs. softbox

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  1. girmanh

    girmanh TPF Noob!

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    I've asked many friends involved in photography their preference in lighting equipment and I keep hearing mixed reviews on the benefits of umbrellas and softboxes. I do portrait photographs for engagements. So...umbrella or softbox?

    AND... if anyone could recommend the best place to order backdrops I would appreciate it!
     
  2. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Both, plus several other kinds of light modifiers, like diffusion panels, beauty dishes.

    What kind of backdrops? Muslin? Canvas? Vinyl? Paper?
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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