Portable Daylight Studio

Sunbounce has long been providing innovative solutions for photographers looking for ways to control and shape natural light. Known for their portability, exceptional build quality, and purpose-driven design, Sunbounce has hit another home run with Cage.

Designed in close collaboration with top photographer Greg Gorman, Cage allows anyone to create professional-quality studio lighting using natural light in the great outdoors. That's right, a mobile natural light studio that you can take with you and set up anywhere you need it. The lightweight 8x8x8′ aluminum square frame, top, side, and optional back panels are quick to assemble, taking approximately 20 minutes with two people. Setup is possible with one person but two makes the process faster and easier.

As working photographers, having portable, flexible tools that allow us to shoot outside and create beautiful light throughout the day, not just when the light is perfect at 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. is vital to the success of our businesses. This is where the Cage really shines. Weighing in at just 51 lbs, the Cage packs down into an impressively compact 53×14″ wheeled carrying case, making transport a snap.

When it comes to flexibility, Cage reigns supreme. Each of the four sides—left, right, top, and back—can be configured as needed with fabric appropriate for the quality of light desired. Fabric options include black subtractive panels, 2/3-stop translucent scrim panels, white reflective fabric, and even an optional bobbinet panel to knock down the background brightness by half a stop. The Sunbounce Cage is a winner. The sky is truly the limit once you get this natural light location studio set up.

Company: Sunbounce
Price: Frame: $1,639; Fabric: $1,467; Bobbinet: $496
Web: www.hasselbladbron.com
Rating: 4
Hot: Innovative; flexible; durable; portable
Not: Pricey