I recently acquired a second Canon 580EX II Speedlite, and hadn’t had the opportunity to use them together (work, school, work, school). After having minimal success with my PocketWizard Plus IIs, I turned to an extra long ETTL cable to get my flash off camera! (Sigh… Gotta replace the cable for the PWIIs so I can get as cable-less as possible!) What I love about these flashes is that I can control the amount of light from each flash with one unit (the “master” flash). Makes shooting soooo easy! You could even use EETL on both flashes, if you wanted to. That’s pretty cool.
These photos are mostly un-edited. I used a bright red and deep blue gel. I did adjust contrast and touch a little bit of weird shadowing on my cheek and near my mouth in the portrait. Otherwise… I got pretty lazy. Haha! Enjoy.
I’m really not diggin’ the hands in the last photo. I always forget about my hands and to pose them… I’m still practicing posing for pictures.