Overcoming Problems

img_06551 As of late I’ve been having major issues with my sync chords not communicating with my studio flash. I own the Genesis 200 from Calumet and love the results they give me.

About a week ago I had a model over and no matter what I did the flash wouldn’t pop. The lights were fine but the sync chord just wasn’t communicating. In the past I often let my frustrations get the best of me which kept me from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I tried using an external flash but wasn’t happy at all with the results. I was starting to lose my patience and I think it showed. Luckily my subject was calm and very patient. Finally I decided to go fully manual. I opened my shutter as wide as I could and set the film speed to 3200 just to see what I would get. We both loved the results. The grainy nature of the photos gave them a sort of film noir quality. We both loved the results and I got a big hug in return.

The point of this is I see my self growing as I learn. In the past I wasn’t as willing to take chances for fear of making mistakes. These days I look froward to making them and learning. As I look back some of my best work came from taking chances and learning through trial and error. Doing things on my own gives me the confidence to take those chances.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s