Taking the flash off-camera for great ratio lighting is simple, once you’ve done it a few times. The thing about off-camera flash is that they are quite complicated if you stick to the manufacturer’s system. Sony is no exception. This is why so many professional photographers I know spend the money to buy a wireless radio system. All you do is connect the units, and the flash units are talking.
But if you don’t have the bucks to buy a radio, and you want to take your flash off-camera, here’s a button-by-button guide on how to do it with your Sony Alpha System.