Tri-Fold conventional umbrellas allow for folding down to a third of the size and a much more compact package than other conventional umbrellas, making them excellent companions for carry-on and personal item airline travel without sacrificing surface area with small speedlights and portable flashes.
Translucent shoot-through umbrellas create a soft, diffused light on your subject. Shoot-through umbrellas are unique to other umbrellas in that the light spill is not contained by a black backing. Light from these translucent umbrellas spreads in all directions, leading to increased ambient light in small studios and softer shadows. Translucent umbrellas are typically used in portraiture as a fill or accent light.