A Brolly Box is a specialized umbrella, specifically designed to be used in the shoot-through mode. I won an ebay auction for a Dynaphos 40" Brolly and gave it a try today. Due to the design, a Brolly is more efficient than shooting through a white umbrella, and it avoids light splashing out of the back. I tried it out in my living room "studio", and took a couple of snaps of my old pal, Charlie, who was passing through town. I used the Brolly at frame right for the main, and sunlight from a window at frame left for the fill. Here's Charlie. View attachment 100500 Next, a shot of the western lawman... View attachment 100501 ... and finally, a modern version of Charlie. View attachment 100502 I think the Brolly gives a nice, soft, wrap-around kind of light... but I'm on my honeymoon with it.