Santa Claus was very good to me this last Christmas, or I should say my wife was. She let me buy a monolight set and backdrop. For years I’ve always wanted to learn how to take great portrait and fashion photos. Before I was married, though, I never had much interest. But now that I have a great subject, my lovely wife, I wanted to try my hand at it.
So, for Christmas, I got a new Interfit EXD200 monolight kit with two 200ws monolights and a 40cm silver umbrella, a translucent umbrella, and a 2′ lightbox. I also got a backdrop system with white and black paper.
Initally I also got an Interfit wireless remote control for my camera (Canon 30D) and one of the monolights, but I had to return it because it was so unreliable. It would sporadically flash the light even though I wasn’t clicking the shutter button. Must have been interfering with something. I wish I could find a reliable wireless remote, but until I do, I’m just using the PC cable.