I was invited to attend an informal lighting workshop with a bunch of local photographers who were interested in learning, teaching, or otherwise exchanging and growing their knowledge of studio lighting. The evening started out extremely frustrating for me, as my old 50D utterly refused to sync properly with the strobes. To the point that I was about ready to throw it out the window. (I have had similar problems with my own remotes/strobes, but it didn’t dawn on me at all that there might actually be a problem with my camera until using someone else’s)
Still, I stayed, I observed, listened, and learned what I could pick up. And then, my buddy Ian (the one who invited me to this thing) loaned me his 5D MkII, and not only did it actually work flawlessly with the lights, I managed to snap off a few great shots before we wrapped everything up.
As a result of my frustrations that evening, the next day I went out and bought a 6D (it helped that they were on sale for $1700). Yup, I finally upgraded to a full-frame. Can’t wait to get out and use it…just waiting on memory cards, though.
A big thanks goes out to those who put this together, for everyone who attended, and of course for the incredibly patient model, Noriko.