I am so excited! I've been racking my brain lately trying to figure out how to create a harder light look that was super soft in the highlights, without buying anything new like a grid for my softbox. Yesterday I was lucky enough to catch Sue Bryce's natural lighting course on Creative Live and she answered it for me! I am a little embarrassed to say its such an obvious solution, but she takes diffused window light and uses flags to restrict the window into a strip of light. I've never been a huge user of natural light so I decided to find a way to convert it to a strobe setup. Im sure some of you remember my shower curtain scrim setup but I suppose I should elaborate for those who don't. Right now, my favorite light is a studio strobe on a bounce umbrella sitting behind 2 shower curtain's attached to a boom stand. Taking a cue from Sue, I took two strips of black fabric and hung them over the shower curtains leaving a 3-4 inch strip of light showing. Basically creating a DIY strip light. I only got a few test shots in on the kids yesterday but I am basically jumping up and down at the result! Its so soft and bright in the highlights, yet super contrasty and moody! I cant post the pictures of the kiddos but I was so excited that I had to shout it out!