The worst thing that could happen to a photographer happened to me last Friday. I was asked to cover the launching of Cafe Mondial (formerly Al Dente). While taking shots of the folks, I noticed that my shots were always over-exposed.
I also tried to modify the Flash settings through my 40D and the screen told me – ‘Incompatible Flash’!!! I was shocked and I tried as much as I could to make things work. I was scared that my 580 EXII was damaged! Good thing I had taken some good shots of people. I had several over-exposed shots (too much flash) but I was able to recover them coz I shot in RAW. Thank goodness for RAW! :)
It was very embarrassing for me to not be able to shoot as much as I could during that event. :(
The next day, I also had to go to a baptism (I was the godfather), and of course, as expected, I wasn’t able to shoot a lot.
Good thing that Canon Service Center was open on Saturday. I passed by and had my flash and camera checked. We narrowed it down to a Flash Problem. The hotshoe connector was already lose and the Canon guys were kind enough to fix it for free!!! :) THANK YOU, CANON! AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! Well, they really didn’t fix anything, they just tightened the connector. I think it really becomes loose after some time, if you know what I mean… :) Hehehe!
Well, enough of my boring story. I’ll post some photos of Cafe Mondial now…Hope you like them.