help with lighting issue for hummingbird photography

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help with lighting issue for hummingbird photography
May 7, 2011

i have one hvl 42 am flash unit. ive used it off camera wireless, in manual mode to freeze the wings and get better DOF, to take bettter hummingbird photos. i feel i need more than one flash to get better coverage and freeze motion and possibly reduce ghosting effects.i would like to expand to more flashes each year. i want to add one now well before the fall migration. i have a limited budget. what is the best way to accomplish this? i've read about sync cords, slaves, wireless slaves, i'm unsure how they work and which i should use. i was thinking i could just add a flash and continue to use the internal flash(wireless) to trigger the existing flash unit and the new one. however, wouldn't this mean i would need to get another sony flash instead of a less expensive third-party flash? even if i did get another sony flash would they both fire at exactly the same time? any help/advice is appreciated.

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