When I look at a photo that I really like the one thing they all have in common is beautiful lighting. I have been using studio lights and my flash for years but I finally invested in my own set of Profoto lights. The D1s are Monolights that are just gorgeous. Lightweight, small and incredibly versatile. Easy to adjust and perfect for portraits. I also just invested in a beautifully rich new black backdrop. I am all ready for shooting now both in my uptown and downtown studios.