In the middle of a shoot, I had the idea of doing some off-camera flash pictures. This is the gear I used:
- camera: Nikon D7100
- speedlight: Yongnuo YN685
- radio trigger: Yongnuo YN622 TX-N
I realized that I had forgotten the flash stand in another room. So I managed to balance it on the ground. My idea was to make some effect with a coloured gel behind my subject. The radio trigger fired the flash.
But afterwards, when I tried to put the speedlight back on top of the camera, it would not turn on. It had new batteries in it, but wouldn't power up at all. I did not smell any burning. Did I make a mistake by firing it while it was on the ground?