We’re excited to announce a special rebate offer for PocketWizard customers in the United States. Purchase a MiniTT1® and/or FlexTT5® radio for Nikon from October 27, 2011 to Novemeber 30, 2011 and receive $25 as a mail-in rebate for each unit. This is a limited time offer in the USA only.
Purchases must be made and delivered in the USA from an authorized PocketWizard dealer. Please see rebate form for all terms and conditions.
Click here for full details. Download $25 Rebate Form here.
While attending Berklee College of Music, Dan Bailey bought a camera. That was all it took. “I got really enamored with photography and I transitioned my mindset out of trying to get a job in the music business,” he says.
After getting a degree in Music Production and Engineering, he became an assistant editor at a stock agency in Boston for a year, then moved back to his native Colorado to pursue a career shooting. That was 14 years ago in Fort Collins. He has since moved to Alaska, where he’s been based in Anchorage for almost three years. “I’m trying to establish myself as a local photographer but also take advantage of what Alaska offers in terms of its photographic opportunities,” he explains.
LPA Design, where PocketWizards are designed and built, is a dog-friendly office. On any given day there are anywhere from two to five of Man’s Best Friend wandering about. We don’t ask much of these dogs, just the usual “let me scratch your head” or “chase the ball” but after a recent studio portrait session for the staff, we put the dogs to work as models.
Louie photographed by Dave Schmidt at PocketWizard Studio, ©LPA Design, 2011.
For years, the team of developers and engineers at LPA Design, the company behind the PocketWizard brand of photo products, lived in a growing maze of offices on the second floor of a small strip mall. The sound of doors banging shut as people moved about was continuous. This was not a space outsiders were invited to and the few who did visit over the years were left mostly with a memory of the smell of the sandwich shop below. It was time for a move.
LPA’s new home in South Burlington, Vermont.
Photographers write us often with details about their use of PocketWizard units on specific photo shoots. We love to share their experience, particularly when the results are this exciting. Timothy Armes has reached out and pointed us to a blog post with full details of how he achieved the below image.
Armes wrote us to say he used PocketWizard triggers and ControlTL technology “extensively with Canon.” At the end of last year, he switched to Nikon cameras. He also replaced his Canon PocketWizard units with Nikon-compatible PocketWizard radio triggers. “Being able to mix studio strobes with speedlights is great,” he writes.
Profoto AcuteB strobes were used for key light and a Nikon SB900 for the rim light, as outlined in his blog post. Check it out for an educational and inspiring bit of photographic know-how.
You can see more of Timothy Armes’ photography on his site and his Flickr account. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
Zack Arias and Joey L. shoot it out at the GPP 2011.
Last year’s shootout with Joey L., Zack Arias and David Hobby generated a tremendous amount of PR, and everyone was curious how Joey L. was going to top his performance. Would he be equally or even more outrageous this year? Would there be surprises? Would he shoot it seriously? Who would the audience choose as winner? Watch the video to find out the answers to these and other questions.
What really makes this video worth watching is portrait great Gregory Heisler jumping into the mix, which ramps up the competition into a three-way race. All shooters relied on PocketWizard technology to make their shots happen in the brief time they were permitted in front of a live audience.
After this year’s shoot, Arias wrote a blog post about his thought process. Check it out for greater insight to the entire event.
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Reuters has published “Shooting the perfect dunk,” which is a showcase of some great remote camera triggering. The story by Lucy Nicholson has great photos of the NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest, where players got to showcase their flashiest dunking skills.
PocketWizards were used to remotely fire a camera in the rafters and another courtside. Check out the full story for frozen motion and great angles!
The Burlington Free Press has a new story about a local business. That local business just happens to be LPA Design, inventor and manufacturer of PocketWizard technology, located in South Burlington.
The article is definitely worth a read, as it gives the seminal history of how the PocketWizard wireless triggering came to be. Who knew, back at a 1995 NBA All-Star game, the fledgling technology would be given its first test after someone’s zealous use of a multitool’s blade?
We won’t give away the full story, but it’s an exciting read, especially for anyone who’s had to scramble and make technology work in a hurry.
Buckinghamshire, U.K. photographer Glyn Dewis recently got his hands on the new PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 units for Nikon cameras. He posted a blog story about his experience, including two beautifully-subtly lit images taken outside at dusk or near-dark.
He plans to push PocketWizard’s HyperSync technology, and we look forward to seeing the results.
Dewis writes, “After a few more photo shoots using them I’m going to be putting together a review here on the blog but for those of you interested, first impressions are that they’re good…real good!” So is your photography, Glyn! Keep the great images coming. Cheers!
On January 18, 2011 we announced the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios for Nikon are now shipping everywhere. Shipments to dealers continue daily in order to meet the high demand for these new units. These Nikon i-TTL compatible radios are being shipped with the latest ControlTL firmware for Nikon, version 2.100.
ControlTL firmware v2.100 for Nikon adds compatibility for the new Nikon D7000 and addresses some other operational issues. Current owners of the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios for Nikon can upgrade to the new firmware for free via the PocketWizard Utility.
This firmware does not include compatibility for the new SB700. This will be addressed in a future firmware version.
PocketWizard has also just released an online wiki format manual for both Nikon and Canon versions of the ControlTL system. The PocketWizard wiki is a work in progress and will continuously be updated as new features are added and improvements are made to the easily-upgraded ControlTL system.
The AC3 ZoneController for Nikon is on schedule for February deliveries. The AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon is on schedule for March deliveries.