Sometimes I like to throw some information out into the world hoping it will help another photographer somewhere along the way. This recent shoot for a group of FIT visual presentation students was a blast. We did the work at the beautiful Mill Neck Manor on Long island, and I must say that this team is dedicated, professional and very talented. As per my usual location light choice you will see the Profoto 7B connected to a Pro B head with a Photek umbrella for diffusion. Normally i would not have used the Photek, but i did not have my normal Profoto 5’ Giant reflector with me. The Photek is extremely inexpensive and lightweight. This shoot was the first, and last time I used it. One solid gust of wind took the light stand to the ground compromising the umbrella forever. Also seen is a new addition to the collection of light control toys, the California Sunbounce Sun-Swatter Mini. California Sunbounce has created this most amazing tool to help gobo (block out) the harsh rays of the sun, allowing you to shape the light on your subject however you choose while maintaining enough light to mix the ambient into the image and give you superb exposure control. Below you will find one behind the scenes image of the setup, and one final image for each of two locations that day.