Why Use a Remote Trigger?

Remote triggers are awesome for a myriad of reasons! Below are some of the various ways you can use the remote trigger, Pulse, in the field.   

Remote camera control

One of the most awesome function of remote triggers is that you do not need to be right next to your camera in order to use it. You can control them from a distance so that you can shoot while also doing anything else, you can shoot even if would otherwise be too inconvenient, or you can shoot when it would otherwise be too dangerous to be right behind the camera itself. 

Camera Shake

One of the greatest, if not the greatest, benefits of using a remote trigger is removing Camera Shake out of the equation when taking any type of photo. No matter how steady your hands might be, touching the camera body itself will introduce a bit of camera shake when taking a photo. This might not be notable at faster shutter speeds, but even the slightest camera shake can ruin an otherwise amazing image at slower shutter speeds. A tripod and a remote shutter are almost always required for completely tack sharp and in focus image at slower shutter speeds. 

Monitoring time lapse

With Pulse and Radian, you can continue to make sure your images in your time-lapse appear the way you want them to be using our thumbnail image review. If you don't like the way an image is starting to look, you can remotely change your camera settings with a few presses of a button instead of interrupting your shots by changing settings by hand in camera.

Use Cases

  1. Telephoto: Longer lenses are great to magnify an image, magnifying an image can also magnify the effect of camera shake. Removing camera shake with a remote trigger makes all of your telephoto shots all the sharper. 
  2. Macro: For the same reason as telephoto shots, remote triggers can remove the camera shake that can make macro shots blurry. 
  3. Astrophotography: Remote triggers allow you to hold the shutter from as little as a few seconds to hours and hours without actually holding the shutter and causing some shakiness in the image. Beautiful star trails are nearly impossible without a remote trigger and a trusty tripod! 
  4. HDR: In order to create great HDR images, your multiple exposures have to be in complete sync with each other. Allowing the remote trigger to take your shots will remove the variability and decrease your chances of creating out of sync exposures. 
  5. Time lapse: You don't have to spend hours next to your camera for a couple seconds of footage any more. Just set up your Pulse or Radian 2 and trigger it just once. You can go do whatever you want for a few hours and come back to an awesome compilation of images just waiting to be made into a time-lapse. 
  6. Selfies: With a remote trigger, you don't have to stay behind the camera, set it up, and run within the small time limit to get back in front of the camera for that perfect selfie. Instead, you can use the remote trigger from in front of the camera, control all the settings, and stay in place in order to get an awesome selfie. 
  7. Light painting: For the same reason as astrophotography, you need to hold the shutter as long as you can for light painting/graffiti. Remote triggers allow you to do this without the fear of blurring out or shaking an otherwise awesome piece of light painting. 
  8. Fireworks: Remote triggers make it simpler to capture momentary bursts of light like fireworks in the same manner as described above. 

Have any specific questions about using a remote trigger, we're always happy to answer any questions!