Thanks for the reply, I'm a old film user and do digital as well. I use a tripod 95% of the time to grab my images, for the simple fact of having more choices for exposures, which I'm sure you know. My style is using available light and make it work. I always carry a mono head with me and a roll of full tungsten gel to blend my images for the right color balance, even if I convert to black and white. But natural light is the best and I use white rip stop nylon on a 4 by 8 frame to help filter my light.
How about yourself?