In this morning's photography class at the Morean Arts Center I introduced my students to off camera flash. Since everyone in the class now shoots Nikon (after one coverted from Canon after the 2nd class!) and has a Nikon Speedlight of some kind, I was able to setup everyone's Nikons (a pair of D90 & D7000) to remotely trigger everyone else's speedlights (two SB-700, SB-910, SB-600) using the Nikon Creative Lighting System via commander mode. That meant anytime anyone pressed their shutter, all four speedlights went off!
Well, we actually started off with just a two speedlight setup with Anne volunteering to be a great model! We concluded the class with my suggested 4-strobe experiment. As you can see in the shot above, one speedlight was on a chair behind everyone, another speedlight under the table, a speedlight in a 43" shoot-through umbrella in front and another speedlight on a light stand to frame left.
I hope our fun strobist experiements encourages everyone to try off camera flash portraits before our next class!