Erik Isakson Mixes Sports, Water, and Flash

Erik Isakson is a sports lifestyle photographer working out of southern California. Along with filmmaker Jason Maughan, he recently produced this behind-the-scenes video of a shoot he did with athletes and dramatic splashes of water.

For the shoot, he used his PocketWizard FlexTT5 to trigger a couple of Profoto 8a strobes, which were placed behind the subject to create a rim light accentuating the mist and water flying through the air.

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2 Responses to “Erik Isakson Mixes Sports, Water, and Flash”

  1. Reg Ryan says:

    I am trying to shoot camera 1 as the main and also trying to control camera 2 with fash control attached. I have the ac3 and flex t5 and also the pocketwizard 111.

    how do I do this.


    • Ron Egatz says:

      Hi Reg,
      We need a complete list of your PW equipment and cameras to get a better picture. If you only have
      1X Plus III
      1X FlexTT5
      1X AC3,

      you cannot do what you want to do.

      Best guess from here is: Plus III on main camera which triggers a second Plus III connected to the remote camera terminal. The remote camera has a FlexTT5 (or Mini) in the camera hot shoe with AC3 in its shoe which triggers a FlexTT5 connected flash.

      The above would get a good flash picture for the remote camera but would not be very good for the main camera as the time lag from the remote camera and flash would cause the remote flash to fire during or after the main camera second shutter curtain movement. It is possible to use this combination for the main camera if the shutter speed for the main camera was rather slow and the camera was on a tripod. Hope that helps.

      Write philb at macgroupus dot com for more help, should you need it.