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Flash Trigger 2

Cable and Wireless Systems

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In this film, photographer Martin Krolop continues where he left off in the film "Flash Trigger 1". So that we may learn from his practical experiences he gets right to work, demonstrating different ways and remedies to effectively trigger your off-camera flash unit via electronic cable or wireless systems. Krolop thoroughly discusses the pros and cons of electronic cable transmission versus wireless device systems to trigger portable flash, as well as triggering portable flash using the same studio-based lighting methods. With cable system triggering, the most common disadvantages are the short synch cables that come with portable flashes and their connections, and the fact that synch cables only allows for one flash to be triggered at a time. Generally, most manufacturers do not make lengthy cables, therefore movement and placement of a portable flash in a particular photo set-up is limited. Krolop shows us solutions for this situation, such as using a cable with an x-contact to x-contact, or an adapter for cameras without an x-contact. This remedy extends the length of the synch cable immensely, as well as allowing for multiple flashes to be triggered at once. However, to avoid the cable tangling that results from multiple portable flashes being triggered at once, Krolop moves along to the topic of wireless systems, comprehensively discussing and demonstrating several systems, as well as the costs and economical aspects related to each system. In his conclusion analysis, Krolop gives us an outline of helpful guidelines to follow when purchasing wireless device systems. Based out of Bonn, Krolop comprises half of the creative team at Krolop & Gerst photography. Combining traditional photography techniques with the latest technology and software, Krolop and Gerst specialize in editorial, fashion, location and wedding photography, providing excellent visual solution services to many satisfied clients.

Comments

It doesn't go into detail on

It doesn't go into detail on a specific system. You can consider this video as a short, but nice overview on wireless trasmitters/receivers.