What’s the difference between an umbrella, a softbox, and a beauty dish?

softbox and beauty dish

Right after someone asks me “What flash should I buy?” they ask “What’s the difference between an umbrella and a soft box?” ┬áThis post is a cursory review of the difference between a soft box, a beauty dish, a shoot-through umbrella, and a reflective umbrella. Before reading this post, I would recommend that you check CONTINUE