Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Like 0

Audio flashgun trigger

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Leave a Comment
    • «
    • 1
    • »
    jonwebber
    jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Nov 2009 - 5:01 PM

    This sounds daft. I want to photograph a guitar (mandolin, cittern, harp) string just after the finger or plectrum has left it. The twang, if you like. I've tried the movie mode on an Olympus SP560 etc and that is not good enough. Manually pressing the shutter release does not seem likely to work, mirror lag on my Canon may be predictable but I do not know how, so I thought a strum, into a microphone through some sort of black box . . .
    Thanks for reading this far

    Sponsored Links
    Sponsored Links 
    6 Nov 2009 - 5:01 PM

    Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

    sdb
    sdb  6108 forum posts United Kingdom
    6 Nov 2009 - 5:33 PM

    Sounds like your looking for a sound trigger. I've used one in the past to photograph balloons bursting where the bang of the balloon bursting triggers the flash.

    The best I've seen is a kit available from the US priced around $12 - do a Google for "sound trigger" and you'll soon find the site. I've been tempted to buy the kit in but a lack of knowledge of electronics has put me off.

    Anyone else know if a ready-made trigger can be brought anywhere?

    Last Modified By sdb at 6 Nov 2009 - 5:34 PM
    jonwebber
    jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Nov 2009 - 9:11 AM

    Thanks for that, I will start looking.
    jon

    cannyman
    cannyman  6123 forum posts
    8 Nov 2009 - 8:38 AM

    I think the kit mentioned is a bit of a bummer. It uses a piezo buzzer for a microphone. A balloon bursting may trigger the flash, but for high sensitivity work its a non starter. Look at my gallery and you will see 2 shots taken with my trigger. It is so sensitive heavy breathing will trigger it. Of course it is adjustable.

    Helpful Post! This post was flagged as helpful
    cannyman
    cannyman  6123 forum posts
    8 Nov 2009 - 10:44 AM

    The trigger I use, goes back a long way. I first saw it a long time ago, long before digital . It was what started me designing gadgets for photo work. I could send you the circuit etc if you are ok with electronics.

    • «
    • 1
    • »

    Add a Comment

    You must be a member to leave a comment

    Username:
    Password:
    Remember me:
    Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.