One question I get a lot (besides "What camera do you use?") is "What did you use to light that?" For probably 95% of the shots on my Instagram feed, the answer is the same: natural light.
A couple of benefits of working with natural light:
• You don't need to carry any heavy equipment & gear; all you need is your camera and lens.
• It forces you to work with what you have. You have to get creative and work with your surroundings; using pavement as a natural reflector or windows as diffusers, for example. This trains you to become proficient with recognizing where you can take great photos.
Let's take a look at some examples from a recent shoot I did: