Phil's Rambling Rants
I take a fair number of pictures of bees on flowers from 4' or so with the 300mm zoom lens. I have no problem with natural light for these when it's not in deep shade.
Both of my bosses are horrible workaholics and tend to live at work, so when they do leave, they don't want to take work home with them. Chris does (or at least did at one point) have a VPN setup, because he maintains an apartment in (or maybe it's very close to) the Chicago Loop, but other than that, they don't allow anything into the firewall that can do anything.