Frustrated with your flash gear? Here’s some therapy for you

Feb 28, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Frustrated with your flash gear? Here’s some therapy for you

Feb 28, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Flash equipment can be a pain. No matter who the brand is, they all have their little issues. Maybe the buttons stop working, perhaps there’s too much interference on the frequency they use stopping them from firing, too many cryptic buttons and menus? Sometimes they decide to just not play ball for no apparent reason whatsoever.

This video comes from US-based lighting and accessories retailer, MoLight and parodies one scene in the movie Office Space perfectly (if you’ve seen it, you know what I mean), including the pre-cursor clips of frustration leading to the inevitable demise of… well, you know.

Yeeeeaaah…if you could just watch this video that would be greaaaaat. #syncwithfriends #syncrocks #sync2020 #syncrocks2020@syncrocks ……@jennlewisphotography @tammyhowell @garoncooper @atchleyphotography @michaelmowbray @molight_store

Posted by MoLight on Monday, February 24, 2020

For those who have seen Office Space before, here’s a reminder of the original clips. And for those who haven’t seen it (what’s wrong with you?), here’s an NSFW spoiler (you really should go rent or buy it now).

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I’ve definitely felt like doing this to some of my flash gear over the years. Hasn’t everybody? Have you?

I do think the folks at MoLight missed a trick by not naming their little parody “Studio Space”, though.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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