Jim Young’s Hockey Night in Washington

The White House recently hosted a ceremony for the Chicago Black Hawks as 2010 Stanley Cup Champions. First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program promoting exercise and health for America’s youth was also tied in, with a street hockey game for kids.

©Jim Young for Reuters

Photographer Jim Young, who grew up in Canada, is no stranger to hockey, and wanted to shoot the event for Reuters with some unique remote camera triggering action. Check out his recent post on the Reuters site to see the plastic container he fabricated to protect his Canon EOS 5D Mark II and PocketWizard MultiMAX from all the hockey action.

Nice job, Jim!

©Jim Young for Reuters

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4 Responses to “Jim Young’s Hockey Night in Washington”

  1. Doug says:

    Nice job on the plastic, Jim! Hey, what’s the cool arm/clamp rig you’ve got there?

    • admin says:

      Looks like a Magic Arm and a Superclamp. Lots of references in our blog about shooters using them for remote camera triggering, from DLSRs mounted on bikes to car hoods.

  2. Carl Licari says:

    Ummmm…I player some hockey in my day too and that plastic box is no match for a hockey puck shot at half the speed a peewee player can shoot! Glad it’s not my 5D MKII!!

  3. Nice constructio Jim, we use the cases from the NHL in Europe. That also protects your Fisheye lens. See the below link, this is made with the FlexTT5 on the camera and the Plus II to fire it.