On location lighting can be tricky. Here's one easy three-light flash setup that you can use just about anywhere.
I struggled for years to find a good mobile lighting setup. I was always either weighed down with large studio strobes, battery packs, and cumbersome light stands, or I was using ordinary flash guns that didn't always meet the expectations I had for them. Robert Hall has got a solution which hinges on the new lighting company on the block, Godox.
Hall uses three Godox AD200 Pocket Flash Kits. These things are about as close to a "industry disrupting" product that I have seen. They're cheap, powerful, and small, meaning on location lighting is their bread and butter. I must admit, I don't own any yet, but I am on the cusp of buying a few. I've shied away from flash guns in recent years, but these little guys are drawing me back in.
Hall's lighting setup is a key light, a fill light, and a background light; a fairly standard setup for portraiture. However, the ease at which he can adjust and move this setup while shooting is alluring and a real selling point for it.
What's your go-to setup for lighting on the fly? Share in the comments below.