If you want to give your portraits that professional edge that’s so difficult to achieve using an unmodified flash, then an umbrella is by far the most cost-effective way forward. Indeed, if you’re a keen portrait photographer then you really owe it to yourself to have one at your disposal. Even if you only ever use one, two or three of these possible combinations, the Lastolite 8-in-1 is something you’ll get great results with. Look after it well and you’ll get a fantastic return on your investment too. Overall, we have no hesitation in strongly recommending it.