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Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites by Syl Arena

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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.

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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 ...

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