PictureX Photo Booth
I tried to search the forums, but couldn't find anything like this so decided to ask. my apologies if this topic has already been discussed!
I run my photo booth with Breeze Software with a Canon 60D and a Bowen Gemini 500 strobe flash that is triggered with an Elinchrom Skyport Speed transmitter. I have run my photo booth with this set up for 2 years with little to no problems.
I did a gig a couple of weeks ago where my flash didn't fire 1 out of about ever 5 - 10 shots. obviously it was a big problem since that was a blank shot on every strip or every second strip. Sometimes it was 2 blank shots on one strip. I checked all of my settings with Breeze and all looked the same (external flash checked) and reset my laptop and the problem persisted through the entire gig.
I brought all of the equipment in that night, tested it all at home and it worked perfectly. I took about 100 shots with the flash firing every single time.
I have done about 4 gigs since that one with no problems at all. Then last night, the same problem started to happen. Blank shots with no flash firing every now and then. Enough for it to be a problem but with no predictability. (there were some times where 10 strips in a row would work perfectly fine, but then one in every 5 shots would be blank for the next 10 mins, then fine again for a time.)
Again tonight, I am sitting here testing all of the equipment and it has been working fine, none stop for the past half hour without ANY blank, no flash shots. It is ALL of the same equipment and cords I used at last nights faulty gig!
If it was something that continually happened at least I could replace things until it stopped, but it is all working perfectly tonight.
Has anyone experienced this? Any suggestions on things I should double check?
thanks in advance for any help!