I was a little under the weather yesterday, so I'm a little late with this. This week, I'd like to introduce you to the Interfit RF5000 Beauty Dish. At 15.5", it can be taken on location easy enough. I like to shoot with the dish directly above me, maybe 6 1/2 feet off the ground. Throw in the Interfit INT326 Strobie XS Bracket and you're good to go with any small flash. It's designed to work with the Interfit Stellar line, but it also fits onto the Westcott Strobelite series. It's compatible with any S type fitting.
It's great for a subject you want to give a hard, detailed look. Bring it in close. But if your subject is better off with a softer look, bring a softbox in close and move the Beauty Dish back and have your model look at it for a great catch light.
Definitely one of my favorite modifiers. Interfit makes a sock and a grid for more versatility. A great tool to add to your bag of tricks! For those preferring a larger dish, check out the Interfit Photographic INT259 27-Inch Beauty Dish with "S" type Fitting for Lighting with "S" Series Mounts.