The Photogenic Eclipse 60" Umbrella gives you a large off-camera light source. A soft, large, off-camera light source eliminates harsh shadows and produces beautiful contour-showing light on your subject.
My primary use for the Eclipse Umbrella is portrait photography. The difference between a bare flash portrait and a flash fired into an umbrella is huge.
The Photogenic Eclipse 60" Umbrellas have a white satin panel on both sides of the umbrella wires. This helps to eliminate reflections of the umbrella wires in your subject's eyes or on a highly reflective surface such as chrome and brass. The black cover is removable making the Eclipse Umbrella able to be used in a shoot-through manner.
The Eclipse Umbrella is well made - I expect it to last a long time.