These are designed as "shoot through" umbrellas to soften the light. Excellent for portraiture.Umbrella reflectors have been the most widely used light reflectors for photographic lighting. They are economical, compact, and produce good light quality with even illumination. RPS OctagonaANDl Umbrellas can be usedd with either electronic or tungsten lights as they are heat resistant and can be used for bounce light up to 1000 watts. All feature quality frames.