Testing Canon speedlite transmitter st-e2

After this post http://www.blackiewarner.com/2012/01/03/my-light-cube-setup/ I’ve been looking for a way to improve my light cube setup, especially to get rid of the bottom shadow on the round objects.

One of my friends at work gave me a Canon speedlite transmitter st-e2 to try, so I took photos of few different objects to see how it works. Basically its a device that makes your flash work remotely, so you can position it like you want it, and not on top of the camera.

At first you need to set you flash in the slave mode (I have a Canon Speedlite 430EX, you can set it in slave by pushing and holding a zoom button). Then you need to synchronize the channels, but in my case it worked by default. I positioned the flash a bit lower and used a white piece of paper to have a reflected light.

You can see below the whole setup, I really liked the results! Took a photo of the same Christmas ball that I had last time, and this time the shadow is only slightly visible.

It’s an awesome toy to play with, though it requires some dancing around, and in my case – lowering the Flash exposure in the camera settings.

Travel Photos: Ireland, Cork, Christmas

Travel Photos: Ireland, Cork, Christmas

Travel Photos: Ireland, Cork, Christmas

Travel Photos: Ireland, Cork, Christmas

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  • http://fiveeurofood.com Charles Smith

    Looking good – especially on the Christmas ball! :)

    • http://www.blackiewarner.com Blackie Warner

      Yeah, though I am afraid that the object volume is gone a bit, but its a matter of practice I guess – to find a better flash potition and to set up the right flash exposure.