DIY: Remote Light Trigger with opto isolator to protect camera.
Recently i decided to photograph a lot of figurines / curios which were lying around at home. For this, i needed to setup a product table with a pure white background and also the right set of strobes around it. Well, i had 2 strobes from ProPhoto and only one Yangano flash for my 450D. This lead to a delima on how to get pure white background and still leave 2 strobes for lighting the product itself. Not wanting to invest in one more flash, i scratched my head and remembered that my dad had an old Vivitar flash from the Canon film days. The problem was, that it was really old and i had no way of syncing it with the other flash / strobes, so this resulted in more head scratching , conclusions :-
- The flash probably had a trigger voltage which would blow out modern cameras or triggering devices
- The flash had a very old adaptor which modern cords did not fit into