From the weekend shoot

26 Jul 2012 admin In G+ Posts

The equipment failure was related to a Alien Bees Cybercommander that took on a life of its own and would not stop triggering my lighting. It was literally possessed…

Apparently me not taking the time to properly pre-flight my equipment or pack things away without batteries inside them – then taking way too much time between shoot can lead to battery corrosion and failure of equipment in middle of the shoot..

PSA for Today would be: Check your equipment before you pack it away and more than an hour before a shoot to make sure you do not look like a non professional.

Comments: 12

  1. Carlos Urrutia 26 Jul 2012 Reply

    Ouch! That does suck. Still, great shot 🙂

  2. Brent Burzycki 26 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Carlos Urrutia the bill to replace it will suck also…

  3. Mike Keller 26 Jul 2012 Reply

    I had a White Lightning that flashed out of control, thanks to a bad sync connection. (the jack was jacked up) Had to make sure I always used that one on slave. It's embarrassing with people around wondering why you don't have your shit together, isn't it? 🙁

  4. Carlos Urrutia 26 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki yeah, that would. 🙁

  5. Dean Blowers 26 Jul 2012 Reply

    Does not sound to good, your lights ok? I'm trying save up for an alien bee 1600 and vagabond mini, the nikon sb's just don't have the power and cost more, figure that out ha like the shot, looks like you managed get the lights work for some shots at least.

  6. Brent Burzycki 26 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Dean Blowers I might be selling at least one B800 – to get one einstein – just trying to compact down my setup – thou I have a full set of dynalights I never seem to grab just because the alienbees are so easy…

    That said I assume the light is fine.. we will see thou…

  7. Brent Burzycki 26 Jul 2012 Reply

    Thanks to all that took the time to comment and + 1 this … clearly I need to start shooting landscapes if I want a pile of plus 1's….. it is kind f interesting what does and does not get + 1's – I give them out like they are free..(oh they are) and I think some hold onto them like they are gold….

    I will never figure out how best to market myself or my stuff I fear… I guess I will just keep posting …. 🙂

  8. Carlos Urrutia 26 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki Or Cats 🙂

  9. Brent Burzycki 26 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Carlos Urrutia Yes Cats….so I need to start shooting cats outside and I will be famous….

  10. Carlos Urrutia 26 Jul 2012 Reply

    Remember +Brent Burzycki, the Internet is ruled by Cats!

  11. Brent Burzycki 26 Jul 2012 Reply

    or Pussies…….

  12. Chuck Jackson 27 Jul 2012 Reply

    Lovely, sir!

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