TTL or not TTL? Shooting TTL with Off Camera Flash...

December 04, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Since I started to work with off camera flash photography came to another level.. But so fare I was working fully manual. Which is great, a lot of fun and quite easy to do...

But! There is always a but: I could not access the high speed sync... not with the stuff I am using... Therefore over the time I added flash triggers. First from Calumet, than from Bowens (they came with the kits) and later from Yongnuo... 

When I realized that I had do add special stuff to be able to access this area of photography I realized: I have to add some special stuff: so what I use know for TTL is the following set up:

  • Canon EOS Camera (preferable 5D MarkIII or 7D MarkII
  • Yongnuo YN-622C-TX Transmitter on the Camera
  • Flash:
    • Yongnuo YN-622C Transmitter
    • Yongnuo Speedlite YN568EXII
    • I have 2 of these sets
  • or
    • Yongnuo YN-622C Transmitter
    • Canon Speedlite 430 EXII

Just to imagine the invest: A Canon Speedlite 600 Rt costs ca 600€ and the 2 Yongnuo´s incl. the 2 triggers with the  controller: just a bit above 300...

this is my set up for all shot, The Remote Control works on all Canon EOS Cameras I use.

The very Comfy Controller.....For me: no manual needed  (Mostly...) How is it working? Easy!!!

First Experience: Shooting while feeding our cat.... The flashes where put on the ground, in the left hand the food and in the right hand the camera.. Preset on manual: f10, ISO 200,  1/10s with the EOS 5DMkIII and the EF 100 f/2.8L Macro IS...

Very funny was to shoot this little figure on a plate. putting one flash under the plate and the other light behind a reflector used with the transparent side...

The cat got curious what I am doing there....

It was amazing: The cat was not shocked by the flash...

Tooth brushing....

Hunting mode?

Always nice: the cat directly in front of the reflector... used as soft box...

A few days later I made a 2nd tryout, this time with the 7DMkII - and the 100mm Macro as well... My daughter got 2 new orchids... and I love to shoot orchids.. this time without soft boxes but directly with TTL. Believe it or not: this was the first shot.... just positioning of the flashes and ... bang!

For the next images I used a set put with one background light ind the other flash handheld... The works as well as you might see...

For this image one flash was at 10o´clock, the other one @ 12 and the shooting direction 2 o´clock - in the direction if the flower....

 

Here I had one flash handheld beside the camera and in light from the rear, and the rear one @ -3 EV...

The next session was in my office..  I have some model cars there. And I wanted to know how easy it is to use the systems. And this time it was enhanced difficulty for TTL: A white background... 

Again it was pretty easy, but I had to make a 1 stop flash correction and than it worked out fine....

I like the oldtimers very much... they come out great...

Very special: The 190 E 2.5 DTM from Ellen Lohr...

This truck is amazing. I got it from a friend working at AGA Gas...

Yes Aga merged with Linde....

 


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