How to Use a Wireless Flash Trigger

Using a wireless flash trigger is a great way to get more out of your photography. You can use it to fire off your camera remotely, or even to control multiple flashes at once.

There are plenty of different triggers on the market, but one of the most popular is the Yongnuo RF-603N. It’s made by Yongnuo, a Chinese company that manufactures affordable photography accessories. It works with any brand of flash and is easy to use.

In this article, I’ll show you how to set up and use this trigger.

What is a Wireless Flash Trigger?

A wireless flash trigger is an accessory that allows you to control your camera remotely — without touching it. This means you can set up shots without being near the camera, or even move around while taking photos without having to worry about pressing buttons on the back of the camera body (which might cause movement blur).

There are a few different types of wireless trigger on the market, but the most common is the optical or light-based trigger. This type of trigger uses a beam of light to communicate between flashes and camera receivers. The other option is radio-based, which uses radio frequencies to communicate with each other.

The benefits of using a wireless flash trigger

A wireless flash trigger will enable you to use an external flash remotely to trigger flashes in a camera. This can be very useful when using off-camera flash as it helps you focus on the subject and not the flash, which is usually hidden behind a wall, for example.

It is possible to connect the flash trigger to the camera’s hot shoe socket and then use the remote control on the camera to fire the flash. However, we found that using a wireless flash trigger is much simpler and has several advantages.

1. It gives you greater flexibility, enabling you to position the flash wherever you want, rather than having to position the camera over the flash as well.

2. It can be more convenient, especially when the camera is in another room.

3. It is less expensive.

How a wireless flash trigger works and how to use it

If you’re using a wireless flash trigger, you can use it to fire your camera’s built-in flash or attach it to a remote flash unit. The trigger can be used with any type of camera, from a point-and-shoot to a DSLR.

A wireless flash trigger communicates wirelessly with one or more off-camera flashes, which helps eliminate the need for cords and cables. This setup is especially helpful if you want to take photos of subjects that are far away from your camera, as you won’t have to worry about them moving out of range while shooting.

If you’re using a DSLR camera, it’s important to note that most wireless flash triggers only work with one specific brand or series of cameras — they won’t work with all DSLRs. Be sure to read reviews before purchasing a wireless flash trigger so that you know if it will work with your particular model.

How to Use a Wireless Flash Trigger

If you’re a photographer who uses flash and you don’t have a wireless trigger system, you’re missing out on some great photo opportunities. A wireless flash trigger system allows you to control your flash remotely, which can be useful for many different situations. For example, let’s say you want to take portraits of a group of people standing in front of a wall. You could set up your camera and tripod in one spot, then use the triggers to fire off your flashes from another location so that all of the light comes from behind or above the subjects.

The same goes for wildlife photography: If you’re trying to get close-up photos of birds or other animals in their natural habitat, it’s often best not to have any artificial light sources nearby because they might scare them away. However, if you can set up your camera without disturbing the animal and then trigger your flashes remotely, then you won’t be scaring them off before they’ve had their fill of being photographed!

To use a wireless flash trigger, you need a transmitter unit and a receiver unit.

The transmitter unit emits a radio signal that triggers the receiver unit to fire the flash. The flash can be attached to the camera or placed off-camera, away from the camera.

The transmitter is connected to the hot shoe of your DSLR or mirrorless camera and emits an infrared signal. The receiver is connected to your flash via a cable or infrared trigger and receives the infrared signal from your wireless trigger.

Once you have both units set up on your camera, you can control them independently based on what you want to achieve with your images. For example, if you want to use multiple flashes for an environmental portrait session, then set up two receivers with one transmitter each; this way each receiver will trigger its respective flash when needed.

If you want to create more interesting lighting effects while shooting landscapes at night, then place one receiver in front of your lens and another behind it. Now when you press the shutter button on your camera’s hot shoe, only one of these receivers will trigger its respective flash which will produce some interesting light patterns in the sky behind your subject.