Fashion photographers, who pretty much invented the location shoot, have known for a long time that when it comes to light, natural is best - provided you can control it. The Sun-Swatter Pro Starter Kit from Sunbounce is part of a system that does just that. Resembling a huge fly-swatter, this 4 x 6' light shaper stretches a translucent screen across its high tensile strength aluminum frame.
A couple of minutes of easy setup gets you a very large patch of bright open shade with manageable contrast, instead of glaring deep-shadowed sunlight broiling your subject. While the Sun-Swatter is easily handheld by its frame a better option is the included a Boom Stick extension handle. Also included are a grip head for stand mounting and a set of clips to tighten the fabric. The kit fits neatly in the included soft carrying case.