I’ve been very frustrated lately, every time I have tried to use my strobes. I couldn’t get control of my light. Naturally I thought it was because I was rusty, or just getting dumber as I aged. Then if finally hit me – maybe it’s the strobes. So I decided I needed to fix that one or get new ones. I decided to get new ones. My SpeedOTron is almost 30 years old. By the time I fixed the box and replaced the bulbs I would be out more than it would take to buy two new AlienBees. So I went with new. And I splurged and bought a beauty dish and a small OctaBox. I got it all last week. Its been sitting in the garage, waiting for me.
This afternoon Ann asked me if I could do a quick portrait of her, Alan and the kids. Sure – an excuse to try out my new toys.
It was magical. I have full control over my light. Everything worked flawlessly. The Octa light is beautiful. I’m excited to shoot in the studio again.
Here’s the picture: