Chapter 10. Move Your Speedlite Off-Camera
YOUR CAMERA IS A LOUSY PLACE TO PUT A SPEEDLITE 115
OPTIONS FOR CONTROLLING OFF-CAMERA SPEEDLITES 115
E-TTL CORDS 116
CANON BUILT-IN WIRELESS 118
E-TTL RADIO TRIGGERS 118
SYNC CORDS AND HOT SHOE ADAPTERS 120
OPTICAL SLAVES AND INFRARED TRIGGERS 122
MANUAL RADIO TRIGGERS 124
Figure 10.1. For this fun shot, two Speedlites were placed inside the mailbox and a third was fired into a gold umbrella at camera left. A handful of Fuller’s Earth created the smoke effect.
The Short Version
Moving your Speedlite off the top of your camera is a fast way to take a huge step forward as a photographer. Why? We see ...