My flash keeps giving me problems when taking these kind of pictures for the monomad challenge.

in Black And White2 months ago
All right, time to make a new post for this beautiful community, I love the monomad challenge because it allows us to express ourselves without the distraction of color, you have to know how to master the light and understand it to create the best result, and that's part of what I want to talk about today because the last few days I have seen a synchronization failure that I mentioned before.

And well in case you don't remember, I mentioned that if I put the flash on the hot shoe, I don't have any sync problem, the problem comes when using the flash wirelessly, I already changed the batteries to the receiver and the transmitter, and the problem keeps growing, today it gave me problems even at speeds of 1/100, and you may wonder why I want to use the flash off camera if I'm doing macro photography, and the answer is simple, the side light or Rembrandt gives more depth and three-dimensionality to our images, look at the following pictures.

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This is a new plant that I bought to continue with my new vice, it is called haworthia cymbiformis according to the data I found, and since I saw it I thought of these black and white photographs in which I wanted to include part of its pot, and a little dramatic background, using the flash on the hot shoe, it is likely that the background would have come out darker and it was not what I wanted, that's why I needed the light with Rembrandt style.

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As I mentioned, I had a lot of problems today, in fact I had to discard a lot of pictures, I haven't counted them yet but I guess there must be almost 30 that are out of sync and therefore not useful, I will still do some tests tomorrow to completely rule out any possibility, it could be that being so close to my subjects I am having this problem, so tomorrow I will mount everything as normal, softbox and tripod, and I will take some normal pictures with the 50mm to see if I still have a problem with the sync.

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So I will keep you informed if I need to buy a new flash or if I find the solution with the current one, even if it is already damaged and is still giving me sync problems, there will always be jobs that I can keep doing such as product photography, food photography, still life and stock photography, as long as there is not much movement it will still be useful.

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Ohhhh I like the black background :D
Those little plants are great for those clean shots.

Yes you can definitely get some very creative photos, too bad my flash is still giving problems, by the way I am making deals with a person to see if I can get them to send me 10 cheap baby succulents, they are of different species.

Ohhh cool! Hope to see them soon :)

I had to break the deal because she didn't want to respect the price she offered. ☹️

Oh bummer!
There will be more opportunities :)

A pesar de los problemas técnicos tengo la impresión de que se trata de un trabajo impecable. Hermosa flor! Éxitos

Muchas gracias, cada que hay una sesión de fotos hay problemas de diferentes tipos, lástima que el que tengo justo ahora me va a hacer gastar más dinero comprando un flash nuevo, pero bueno ni modo, saludos.

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Thanks 😀

I can only image how you'd feel about those pictures out of focus. You might need to get another.

Great photography too

Thanks, I am already comparing prices for a new flash, I hope to order it in the next few days.