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#1 Tiffany SouthernSweety

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:11 AM

This evening I had an event where there were other photographers also working.  I was shooting just fine until another photographer came in the room and started shooting as well.  Not sure what happened but it was as if we were both triggering each other's cameras. We did not have lightening or slave flashes set up...we each were using our own hot shoe mount. Not sure how we would trigger each other's gear since I'm a Nikon shooter and he's a Canon.  It was extremely frustrating and we each missed several good shots due to it. Anyone know why this happened and what to do to prevent it in the future?  Thank you in advance! 



#2 elcab18

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:54 AM

Hi Tiffany, you were all (or some of you) were using the same channel setting on your flashes and or transceivers :).  I use Yongnuo flashes and gear, they have seven different channel settings.  There are also group settings that can be used if YOU are using more than on flash but want them to fire independently and or have them set up differently for various lighting situations.

 

A quick chat with the other photographers at an event is a good idea.

Hope this helps.

Doug



#3 Tiffany SouthernSweety

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 01:19 PM

Thank you!  I use Alturo flash and I believe he had a Neweer brand.  We thought there might be channels but weren't quite sure where to find them and the event was kinda on it's way.  LOL lesson learned and better prepared for next time.  I'll go check my settings now! 


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