A medium Photek Softlighter was used for this image. This modifier has produced a relatively indistinct shadow with a gradual shadow transition. Not surprisingly, the light quality falls somewhere between that of a softbox and an umbrella. The Softlighter is essentially a satin umbrella with a diffusion cover. Although the Softlighter is not a substitute for a softbox, it's a versatile and easily-assembled lighting tool for the location portraitist.