This is one piece of equipment I would never shoot flash without-a working off-camera strobe cord. By off-camera cord, I’m talking about one made by your strobe manufacturer which allows all of the electronic communication between your camera and strobe to still work.
Getting your strobe off camera axis–away from being directly over your lens-will dramatically improve the quality of most of your strobe photography. This is one of the most important things you can do, for a very reasonable price, to improve your shooting. If you don’t have one of these cords, get one! Try it and see how much better your strobe work looks!
- [Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a new feature called “Quick Tips” which will focus on a small thing you can do to improve your photography. Let me know if you think this new series is helpful. -DiscerningPhotog]