For some reason the whole idea of lighting strikes concerns in the hearts of photographers. So, the concept of taking your flash off-camera makes a lot of photographers start to tread with trepidation. Taking things to the nth degree, now imagine introducing wireless triggers for your flashes when off-camera! It’s pretty daunting for many, and I get tons of questions on what to do from Canonistas, Nikonians, Pentaxians and more! Getting good results with off-camera lighting and using wireless flash triggers can be challenging for sure, but with the right understanding of the gear, and some of the basics of lighting, you can get great shots too!
After experimenting with my own sets of various wireless triggers, and the number of questions that have come out in this area, I’d like to set about de-mystifying the concept of wireless flash triggers. In doing so, let’s separate for the moment the whole reason for removing flashes from your camera (better lighting, more control, etc.), and for introducing the wireless element (fewer cables to trip over, longer range, etc.) Let’s instead start where most people like to start – talking about the gear! There’s basically four competitors out there, and I’ll cover the nuts and bolts of each here: Read more