I am working on a new how-to piece for PC Photo right now, and was trying out some new gear the other day. One item that I have really found useful is the grid for TTL flash made by Dave Honl. This little light modifier attaches to the front of your TTL flash using velcro, and helps control spill from your flash…basically it narrows down the beam of light, but not as much as a snoot. I decided to give the 1/4″ speed grid a try for a moody shot in a cemetery. To really give the shot a moody feel, I set my white balance to tungsten and used a full CTO (orange) gel on a single SB900 flash. Since I wanted to set the scene using graves in the cemetery, I used a 400mm lens to compress the headstones in the image. This put my model more than 100 feet away in the scene, which meant I had to use pocket wizards to trigger the flash. The other challenge here was getting the flash to come down at a high angle on the model, but not show up in the final image. To accomplish this I used a large light stand with a boom arm attached. The boom held the flash directly above the model but just out of the frame. Technical data: D3, 200-400mm lens, 1/250 at f5.6; SB900 triggered by pocket wizards, manual flash output set at 1/8; 1/4″ Holn grid attached to flash. Ambient exposure underexposed by 2 stops.