Oct 05 2010
So what do you do when your flash breaks and you still have a number of shoots to do? Grab as much tape as you can and get that thing back into working shape. This is the third iteration of the “flash taped to a stick”. The first was a combo of the sweet blue tape you see below with a little added assistance from some duct tape and electrical tape on Leslie and Clyde’s shoot Sunday night then a similar working contraption to start Jen and Ron’s shoot where the flash Hulked up and broke out of and then this iteration which was made possible with the assistance of Ron.
Been there, taped that. I lost 3 flashes on one shoot this year. This is why all my Off Camera Flash images are done with vivitars and sunpacks. Big difference when it’s only a $90 flash breaking than a $599 flash breaking. At least you took it one step further and added some color to your tape. 🙂
I hear ya Hodgy – I’m mostly shooting ETTL so that’s why that beast is in there. And you need colour – as someone who also owns a lime green AB I think you can agree with me there 😉
Hey – your can’t beat duct tape to do the job and now that it comes in colour, it really adds to your flash!!
Way to go, dude. Red Green would be so proud!
That is painter’s tape, not duct tape!
Jes is right – painter’s tape. It doesn’t leave a residue behind but doesn’t hold as well. Unless you wrap it like above.
geez what a bad month for flashes, I trashed three of mine in a shoot out at harmony too….lol….it was a really really hard thing to watch three stands with with flashes mounted to them get knocked over….and they where to far away for me to do anything other than sit there and watch them go down. lol
Dudes…. feed me beer afterward and I’ll be your official “Guardian of the Speedlites”… my gear has endured punk and metal mosh pits and never once been damaged.