If you are like me and paint portraits, you keep trying to refine what you take along for a photo shoot. Although I LOVE natural light and use it when ever I can, sometimes I need an artificial source.
I settled on this set up several years ago. It is not perfect, but works well enough for me. All of these products are small and fit nicely in a carry on bag for airplane travel. Mine has flown thousands of miles (notice my beat up metal reflector--it acts like a barn door) and still works great.
Here is where to find the equipment:
The Light Stand: