Enhance your photography experience with the right technology. Whether you're in the studio or out on location, camera triggers and flash triggers can provide mobility and adaptability to changing lighting conditions. Trusted brands like Godox.
Camera trigger types:
Modern wireless trigger technology is available in two primary formats: radio triggers and optical triggers. Radio triggers offer the advantage of working in any direction as long as the transmitters and receivers are within range, making them versatile for various environments, including bright outdoor settings. On the other hand, optical triggers transmit and receive signals quickly but require line-of-sight communication, making them less flexible, particularly in outdoor or bright environments.
Transmitters and receivers:
To utilize a camera or flash triggers, you need to send and receive signals. Typically, the signal flows from a camera-mounted transmitter to an external flash or accessory. Some photographers also use a transmitter to remotely trigger their camera's shutter. Transmitters and receivers are available separately or in kits. It's important to ensure compatibility between triggers, cameras, and lighting systems.
Range, channels, and more:
When selecting a trigger system, consider triggers with a slightly greater transmission range than you anticipate needing to accommodate future expansion. Multiple channel systems are beneficial when multiple photographers are working simultaneously, allowing each photographer to select their own channel and avoid accidental triggering of each other's lights. Additionally, pay attention to the connection type required by the trigger system, such as hot shoe, USB, PC Sync, or others, and ensure compatibility with your existing gear.
By choosing the right triggers and considering factors like range, channels, and compatibility, you can streamline your photography workflow and easily adapt to different lighting conditions with confidence.