With a successful night shoot under my belt it was time to start looking at ways of improving the variety of lighting available to me outdoors.
Also one thing that was very noticeable is that when firing flash for an entire shoot those little bad boys eat the AA batteries.
With a full professional mobile studio to nick bits from I have White and silver umbrellas and somewhere I have a small softbox. From my research I think you would need at least 3 flashes tied together to fire off my larger softboxes.
Currently from just kit lying around I have 3 flashes, 3 stands, 3 umbrellas and cabling to fire and sync 2 of the flashes. I also have one wireless transmitter for firing flashes off remotely.
With the flashes there are 2 x Nikon Speedlight SB-24 and 1 x SB-22s. I had to start off with one Sb-24 but it started to fizz and not take the charge so i had to replace it.
As I have access to an electronics lab, I’ve set about fixing the dodgy flash with the assistance of one of our electronics guys. The issue was the battery cage so am going to take This opportunity to make a large battery for this flash. Should get around the issue of battery life.