This is how you prepare the Andoer wireless remote speedlite flash trigger, so you can fire a remote speedlite flash for better lighting and shadows on your subject for better portrait photography.
Prepare the Andoer wireless remote speedlite flash trigger.
The 16 channel Andoer remote speedlite flash trigger consist of a signal sender and a number of receiver triggers.
- Insert batteries into the signal sender and the receiver trigger.
- Set configuration pins for an available radio channel on signal sender and receiver trigger.
- Turn on signal sender and receiver trigger.
- Mount signal sender on flash hot shoe on camera.
- Mount receiver trigger on speedlite or studio flash.
Prepare the remote speedlite flash.
Your speedlite flash can operate in different modes, such as the common TTL auto mode, but it might need to operate in the wireless flash mode or slave flash mode to make it fire with a remote speedlite flash trigger. The choice of mode depends on the level of support in your camera. Not all cameras support wireless flash mode. If you just go for the default TTL auto flash mode or manual flash mode, then it might not fire, when the receiver trigger signals it to. An example of this is an older camera like the Canon EOS 450D from 2008 with the Sigma EF-530 DG Super EO-ETTL II from 2007.
In the following example, a Sigma EF-530 DG Super EO-ETTL II speedlite flash is set to slave flash mode and prepared for use with a wireless remote speedlite flash trigger.
- Press MODE until ISO setting is shown. If it does not match the camera, then press SEL and match the ISO of the camera with + and –. You will probably be using an ISO at 100 for indoor flash photography. If you are using a shoot-through umbrella, bounce umbrella or softbox, you might want to raise the ISO to 400, and maybe reduce the shutter speed towards 1/60, if you have ambient light, for more soft colors and shadows. Confirm with SEL.
- Press MODE until the slave flash mode is set. The slave mode is not TTL, M, MULTI, ETTL or ETTL SL. The symbol for slave mode flash is just two connected downward arrows and SL.
- Press ZOOM until the correct focal length of the lens is set. The speedlite uses this to optimize the illumination of the subject.
- Press SEL until the power is shown. Press + or – until the desired power is set. The scale below will display the approximate distance to the subject. Confirm the setting with SEL.
- Press SEL until the aperture f-stop value is shown. Press + or – until the aperture of the camera is set. You will probably want to use a value around 5.6 for indoor photography. Confirm the setting with SEL.
Position remote speedlite flash and shoot.
Your remote speedlite flash should now be ready for shooting. Depending on the angle of light, you would like, you will probably mount your flash on a tripod and position it as close to the subject as possible. A very common position is slight to the side of axis and down on your subject. You can have your flash fire from a softbox for a more soft picture. If you do so, you might have to raise the power accordingly.
More about wireless remote speedlite flash trigger.
Andoer 16 Channels Radio Wireless Remote Speedlite Flash Trigger Universal for Canon Nikon Pentax Olympus PT-16GY by Andoer. Electronic Flash EF-530 DG Super by Sigma. Sigma EF-530 DG Super Electronic Flash by ePHOTOzine. Sigma EF-530 DG SUPER EO-TTL II Electronic Flash manual by Sigma. Small Studio Flash Tips: Ep 208 by Adorama TV. Single Flash Portraits On A Budget by Tony & Chelsea Northrup.
This page was last updated 2022-01-09.