When faced with the dilemma of not being able to hold his camera and his off-camera flash, Jesse Rosten used a little bit of ingenuity to devise what he jokingly calls the Strobist Jetpack. (Once you see the contraption, the name will make a lot more sense!) He used a frame pack that he picked up at a yard sale, removed the backpack from it, and used a gobo head and a steel rod to attach a pocket wizard wireless trigger and his strobe. At one point, he also mounts an umbrella to the rig. Take a look at how he did it:
As you can see, the Strobist Jetpack easily holds more than one light, too.
No one can say that it isn’t portable and much cheaper than hiring an assistant.
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