Whip the flash off your camera and open a new world of lighting!
Once you get used to and confident with using an external flash, you can start to really play. One way to experiment is to remove the speedlight from your camera altogether and fire it remotely. To do this you will need some extra gadgetry but it needn’t be expensive.
This little gadget for example cost a mere £5 and works with the older hammerhead speedlight with PC connector as long as you have the right connecting cable.
Some of the full flash outfits on sale above have all of this and more included for you to get as creative as you like!
Remember though, the chances are that you will lose TTL (through the lens) capability and will need to switch to manual output on the flash. This isn’t such a bad thing and will teach you patience, understanding and how to control light!
Another option, but one that adds a bit of expense, is the use of radio slave units to fire your speedlights from a distance. The Pocket Wizards are my particular favourites and can fire multiple flashes from a good distance away.
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