I want to become a better photographer, especially after attending the “Beauty and the Beast” lighting seminar. John Woodward kept using the phrase “meet the daylight where it is”. That is my first goal. Become aware of the light and meet the daylight where it is. Need to learn the Sunny 16 rule, need to live it.
I want to do more studio work, I want to do more outside shoots with models. I know that to improve my photography I am going need to get some equipment I don’t have for outside work. My 420ex flash is crap. I really wish I had know how poor it is compared to the 550ex or the 580ex. The recycle speed it just terrible. My mother has a Sunpak PZ-5000AF, and I was hitting the test button and the recycle came back lickity split. Absolutely amazed by it. I am thinking that I will most likely be getting the Sigma 500 DG Super, its’ 1/2 the cost of the 550, but has the features I want. It will also fire my 420ex.