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02-08-2019, 05:39 PM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by West Penn Quote
Yes, I saw your earlier comments about having misfires using optical triggering, but the whole idea behind using optical triggering is to ensure that the trigger light and the optical slave are in direct line of sight. If folks are blocking the light, simply move the slave. In your upcoming school shoot, you're shooting one student or occasionally two. Put the slave on the same side of the student as the key light and it likely will fire every time.
Yeah, I must try optical again with my next set up, once I decide on the positioning of the flash firing onto the backdrop but yeah hopefully it won't be 'hidden' in it's position like before.

02-09-2019, 07:03 AM   #62
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As was previously suggested, you really need to sort out your flash misfires. Why not simply set up the lights at appropriate distances around the house similar to what you'll be using for the shoot and simply verify that you're getting reliability with the speedlights. You can do that without even using the camera. Simply set up the lights on stands and use the test button on the radio trigger to fire the key light and ensure that it in turn fires the background light. Start with fresh batteries all around. After you have reliability, put the trigger on the camera and take some shots. Shouldn't take long to get to the bottom of your problem.
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