Gaffer Tape 101: Using Optical Slaves While Cheating the Sun

I was outside taking some outdoor portraits earlier this week and had more lights than I had radio receivers to trigger them with.  While all the strobes had the ability to trigger with optical slaves, the sunlight (even though I was positioned in the shade) prevented the optical slave from seeing my command flash (no matter how close it was to the slave cell).

This was one of those oh-crap, on-the-fly moments…

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