On a recent trip to the UK, I visited photographer Ben Tyler in Truro, Cornwall. I joined Ben on a location shoot at his local coffee shop where he used the Phottix Aster on his shoot. I documented the shoot in this Youtube clip:
The versatile Phottix Aster can be used not only to trigger a speedlight but works as a studio flash trigger as well. Further, the receiver has a built in optical slave, this means it an be triggered with any flash (the flash of light triggers a switch inside the receiver which in turn sends a signal to your flash to fire). This means you can shoot in your studio or on location with studio lights (or multiple speedlights) while integrating your speedlight in the mix, possibly as a hair light or for illuminating your backdrop.
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