Scrim Jim in Action
As promised, here is a shot of our new Westcott Scrim Jim setup. In this configuration we are using the heavier diffuser to flag off stray light as it filters through the leaves in the tree. Even though we were shooting in the shade – which often provides a softer, more even lighting scheme anyway – the Scrim Jim helped to eliminate any moving spots of light that would appear on the subjects during the shoot and distract the viewer.
We used a similar setup throughout the day and were extremely pleased with the results. We did notice, however, that it would be beneficial to have a second frame and stands so that we could setup one of the other surfaces behind the subject to stop down the background in the bright sunlight in addition to the one overhead.