About a month after I purchased my beloved Olympus OM-D E-M5
camera early in the summer of 2012, I also bought an Olympus FL-600R wireless flash.
Since then, I am ashamed to admit, it has sat in my Pelican case
and I have almost totally neglected it. Until I dusted it off last month in order to take some remote wireless flash test shots.
The image to the right shows the FL-600R unit, with the flash head tilted up, and the stand attached to the bottom. Of course, without the stand, the flash can attach to the hot shoe
of my camera. But that kind of lighting, straight from the camera to the subject being photographed, often results in a flat, boring image.
One dark and stormy night
in February 2015 I wandered through various rooms of my house and took some test shots using Olympus’ remote wireless flash technology. As I discovered, it was really easy, and the results exceeded my expectations.
Many of Olympus’ cameras and flashes come with their RC Data Transfer
remote wireless flash technology built-in. All it takes to make use of this capability is to change one setting on the camera and one setting on the flash.
The remote flash is triggered by the small flash that comes with the camera. In my case, that’s the Olympus FL-LM2,
shown in the image to the left.
The 12 of the 13 pictures in this album were taken during a 15-minute period on that dark and stormy night. Because my first attempt at remote wireless flash photography was so successful and satisfying, I plan on doing further tests in the near future. I took the last photo of this album after my second round of testing.
You can see more remote flash test shots in the Remote Flash Test #2