Today, I’m hosting a battle royal between two mortal enemies: Soft box lighting versus umbrella lighting.
A frequent lighting question we get here at VScreen is, “Which lights are better—umbrella lights or soft box lights?”
Pump those brakes! Umbrellas and soft boxes aren’t lights. They are two types of light diffusion. “What type of diffusion should I use?” is the better question. The look you want to achieve with your video will dictate which diffusion type is best suited to your needs.
As if being and simple and cheap weren’t enough, the umbrella also allows your light to cover a broad area of space.