Keith Pytlinski Breaks Seven Rules

Keith Pytlinski Breaking RulesPhotographer Keith Pytlinski, no stranger to our blog, has published a new post on his M5 Photography blog about breaking rules. Primarily known for his sports photography, Pytlinski captured mountain bikers at midday.

Using a Canon EOS 7D, a Boling 600 watt strobe, and a PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5, Pytlinski got some great images, all the while breaking the following list of photography “rules.” Here’s what he listed as his violations in the post:

  • Shot at midday
  • Shot JPEGs
  • Changed lenses outside
  • Used UV filters on both lenses
  • Used bare bulb flash/no diffuser
  • Used non-Canon L lenses (thanks Sigma and Tokina)
  • Didn’t watermark my images before posting

As the old cliche goes, you have to know the rules in order to break them. Catch the full details and the images themselves on his blog. Nice job, Keith!

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4 Responses to “Keith Pytlinski Breaks Seven Rules”

  1. Robert Orsa says:

    I feel like I’m missing something here. I read the full post and followed the links. Pytlinski says he is shooting well above 1/250 using Boling Strobes. I know the Pocket Wizard Flex and Mini work TTL with Canon or Nikon flashes and therefore, allow high speed sync. But it seems that these Boling Strobes are not working TTL. Are they? So I’m trying to figure out if you can use the Flex and Mini to allow shutter speeds over 1/250th with non-TTL strobes. Is this correct?

    • Ron Egatz says:

      The missing word is “HyperSync.” The ControlTL system that the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 enables many amazing functions. One is shooting higher than normal rated X-sync speeds. Check out this blog from our friend Chris Garrison who has HyperSync all figured out: The benefit of using HyperSync with Large Studio Strobes is greater working distance–something that will be clear when looking at Chris’s pictures.

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