AriesX Photo Video Lux Parabolic Photography Umbrella has to be your choice if you need only one light-shaping tool. It is the perfect, multipurpose light modifier for every photographer. You get the combined effects of a softbox and a beauty dish in this single product. This parabolic umbrella comes with a black exterior and a silver interior. The parabolic shape gives you a more natural wraparound light than normal umbrellas.
It has a unique structure too, as 16 inner ribs are made of durable fibreglass. It maintains the shape of the umbrella and keeps the tension of the fabric intact to give an even light spread. The 7-foot diameter ensures a soft quality light that is perfect for shooting group photos. It also emits plenty of light for full-length portraits.
It is a huge, broad light source that neatly wraps light around your subject. It yields clean highlights and rich, open shadows, making it perfect for portrait photography. The special shape of the umbrella gives you a unique mix of soft enveloping light with a crisp detail.
The fixed black exterior of the parabolic umbrella ensures that all the light is bounced back onto your subject. It prevents light from going through the umbrella and any spillage too. The silver interior is highly reflective and gives a higher contrast. It produces maximum light output and is great for outdoor shoots. In fact, you can use two parabolic umbrellas to light an entire auditorium.
Also, you can vary the light to umbrella distance along the shaft for a harder or softer look. You can also get a longer throw capacity by adjusting the distance of the light.