I was out recently photographing, our apartment's very cool and manager, Julie Anderson:
|Julie - Portrait shot for Strobist Boot Camp III - #1|
Things were going great until we tried to move to a new location, and I was breaking down my lightstand: the umbrella holder snapped off of the lightstand!
At first, I thought the brass interconnect, lovely called the "brass monkey" by many, had broken. As it turns out, it was an el'cheapo $1.50 1/4" to 3/8" thread converter I had used to marry some disparate parts together, which broke.
Unfortunately, this curtailed our shoot, but thankfully, I was able to get some shots I liked.
- Backups! - ALWAYS have backups.
- K.I.S.S. - If I'm hacking together different parts together to save $8 on the correct part, I'm probably setting myself up for some pain down the road. Time to re-evaluate and clean up my setups.
Thanks to Julie for taking time out of her busy morning to model for me!