Key SkillS / Outdoor lighting with flashguns
1 Flashguns and triggers
With two flashguns we can make a simple cross-light setup. You don’t need expensive flashguns for this, as they just have to have manual control and an optical slave, and even the cheapest flashguns will offer that. Our bare flashgun has a wireless trigger attached.
2 Set to slave
Our second flashgun is set to optical slave (sometimes called SU-4 on Nikon Speedlights). This means it’ll fire when it detects the other flash going off, as long as there’s a decent line of sight between the two. Directing the flashgun into a silver umbrella softens the light.