Umbrellas are very popular with all types of photographers from beginers all the way to professionals. Umbrellas are affordable, easy to work with and very easy to transport. The Xlite Jumbo series of Umbrellas are remarkably reliable and sturdy for their size and lightweight. The fabrics have been made to provide a superior quality of light over years of heavy-duty use. The white versions create an even, diffused light with soft shadows, and the closer the umbrella is placed to the subject, the softer the shadows will be.