Wired trigger for Nikon SB-600 flash w/o "pc sync" for stop-action (e.g., glass break) photog?
I am trying to use my SB-600 flash to do sound/light triggered photography *. But to do this I need to trigger the flash with a closing switch, and the SB-600 does not have a pc sync connector or anything equivalent. Looking for a way to connect a (electrical switch) trigger cable to the SB600. Any ideas?
* This is actually kind of geeky photog awesome fun. Got this idea at a local photography club meeting demo ... Program an arduino to close a switch (relay, optoisolator) when it picks up a sudden sound; or when a strong light source is interrupted - this is a very straightforward enhancement from the basic intro tutorial circuits. You will use the microphone to trigger when a water balloon is popped or a light bulb is smashed or a bullet/pellet is shot; or use the light sensor with a laser to trigger when a water drop interrupts the beam. Aim the camera at the balloon / bulb / glass / water splash, then, in a dark room, open the shutter on your camera for a few seconds, and use the circuit to trigger the flash (use lowest power / quickest setting). Use delays in the arduino program or move the mic closer/farther from the source to time the flash. Bingo - instant cool stop action shots of things popping and breaking. Awesome. (my son is learning arduino programming, so this is a great project).
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