Finally, I needed to shed some light on the pink background again, but without letting it visually overpower the shot. To do this I placed a Siros 800 S, with a Standard L40 Reflector, under the table and aimed it towards the background. I knew I didn’t want a solid wall of pink back there and the L40 aimed upwards gave the background a nice gradient effect. This was a good start, but I wanted something a little tighter to really highlight the shoe and make it the main focus. I decided to go for a halo effect which needed to further focus a round beam of light onto the background. Another set of barndoors could have focused the light but cant produce a round shape, so here is where a set of grids comes in handy. They gives you control and some creative freedom too. I was able to fit the L40 reflector with grids of multiple sizes (Fine, Medium and Coarse) which further narrowed the beam of light to different degrees. I was able to pick my favorite and finish up the shot! If I had used a snoot for the background light I would have gotten a similar narrow round light spread, but I would have been locked in to a specific size, where as the grids gave me options to tighten to expand the halo as I saw fit.