What do you do when you aren't shooting? That question always comes up in workshops and lectures. The answer is often get ready for the next thing. Many of the pictures I make take lots of preparation. There is research to be done, fixers to find, permissions to obtain.
Plus I am constantly looking into new equipment. The photo above is a lighting test I did in my office this morning. One of the photographs I am thinking of for this year will require a huge amount of light but a relatively small team of people in a difficult to reach location so I am looking into small, very bright off the shelf lights. Ideally things that are easy to carry and that I won't worry about when they break. The test above is a $60 LED bicycle light. It throws f 2.8 to 12 feet @ 1/60 second iso 200. No too shabby for 60 bucks. It looks a tad green and about 6200 kelvin. Maybe 20 of theses will do the trick, but maybe there is something better.