Just a simple behind the scenes example of pulling off some studio lighting while on location with minimal gear.
Done with a Yongnuo 568 III speed light and a flash disc against a white wall.
In a 2 hour portfolio session I just don't have time to do 2 completely different locations (studio and natural light on location)...I also don't have time, nor do I want to, drag around a heavy mono light and beauty dish. A long time ago I decided that if I'm going to be a really good photographer, I'm going to be really good with minimal gear.
I own a nice mono light, several soft boxes and a beauty dish and I can't remember the last time I used any of those. There just isn't anything easier than the set up and the end result, at least to me, is pretty much the same.
So, next time you're thinking of spending hundreds on that new modifier or a 'better' mono light, perhaps you might think again. Do you really need more to get the same results?