Shoot the Pig!

We got a GREAT recession-buster email this morning from Jaren Wilkey, Manager of BYU Photography. We liked it so much it almost felt like we were using Hypersync ourselves by posting it immediately!

Recently we were asked to shoot an illustration for a story on bankruptcy. They wanted something simple like a broken piggy bank with coins laying everywhere, but I thought that it would be a lot more fun to get a shot of a piggy bank as it was hitting the ground and breaking up into pieces. This turned out to be the perfect opportunity to use our new PocketWizard Mini TT1’s and Flex TT5’s which allowed us to achieve TTL and High Speed Sync with at 1/8000 a second.

1/8000 Sec F/5.6 ISO 400 - Photo by Mark A. Philbrick/BYU

1/8000 Sec F/5.6 ISO 400 - Photo by Mark A. Philbrick/BYU

Now that’s cool. Wanna see how it’s done?

See all of the images and read the full story.

Thanks for emailing us, Jaren (hint, hint, everybody else!)! Be sure to browse the rest of the website to get a taste of good community.

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  1. LOUIE says:

    poor pig! what’d it ever do to you???

    lol j/k

    great shot! as soon as a PW mini comes out for Nikon, I’m getting one. =D

  2. brett says:

    except HSS is not at all required (unless for some reason you needed to do this in daylight). The short flash duration of small strobes would do an excellent job of freezing movement within normal sync speeds.

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