One of the scariest steps for new photographers is taking on the electronic flash.
That’s not unwarranted either. It takes a bit of effort to master the electronic.
You’ll often hear the advice, “You need to go off-camera with your flash.”
Listen to that advice. Here’s why:
You will find your electronic flash easier to master when it isn’t mounted to your camera.
That’s right – easier.
Why? Having a harsh direct light source mounted directly above the lens is a recipe for disaster when properly lighting a subject. Sure, you will get a picture. But it won’t look that good.
To get your flash off the camera, you need a little device called a ‘wireless electronic flash trigger.’
Yes, it’s a fancy name. However, they are super easy to use. Once you have one and understand how it works, you are well on your way to mastering light like a pro.
And that’s no bull. You’ve got to get that flash off of the camera.
Tobie Schalkwyk started with off-camera flash just like you will, one step at a time. He’s already learned all the mistakes so that you won’t have to.
In this guide, Tobie covers…
- Why you need a wireless electronic flash trigger
- The three types of wireless flash triggers
- The pros and cons of each type of flash trigger
- His opinion on which method works best based upon his experience
- Why you may want to invest in an external flash trigger even if your camera has that option built into its features
- A discussion of cost versus features
- The difference between transmitters, receivers, and transceivers
- Some troubleshooting tips from Tobie’s experience
- A review of practical applications
If you’d like to discover the key concepts of Light to produce incredible images, our Understanding Light eBook is the perfect next step.
This eBook will give you the first step towards your full comprehension on the subject of light, and how to make it work in your photography. Go here now to find out more – Understanding Light: Book One