I was getting ready for a “headshot” client over the weekend. I put the studio flash heads in their initial position and turned them on. All was fine. Then I fired off a couple of test shots…. a loud “popping” sound was rapidly followed by smoke pouring from the flash head. OK… LOTS of smoke and a kind of sizzling /hissing sound.
The smoke was somewhat spectacular! But the smell of the frying electronics, plus the loss of a flash head wasn’t so good 🙁
Luckily had an extra light to call upon! The shoot went fine, with just a passing comment on the smell of fried electronics!