Why use a grid?
Grids are not limited to just the hair light like many tend to believe.
They can be used in a wide range of situations, such as:
- A backlight to avoid flaring.
- A main light to only light the subject (extremely helpful outdoors or to create a black background).
- A fill light to be extremely precise and not have additional light all over the set.
- A background light to only light part of the background or to create a more interesting effect.
It’s always a good idea to have a few grids in your bags, particularly since they don’t eat up much space.