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Mark Wallace Rides with the PlusX

Mark Wallace demonstrates a fun setup he used to take portraits of himself riding a motorcycle in this quick video. Originally part of a Webinar we aired in March to help intro the features of the PlusX, you can get the entire 49 minute video in the PocketWizard Webinar archive.

mark-wallace-plusxWith his 1DS Mark II securely attached to a rig on the back of a car, Mark has an assistant fire the car-mounted camera using a PocketWizard PlusX. On their way back, they add a strobe to the mix, also fired by the PlusX.

Check it out above and see more of Mark’s videos on Snapfactory.

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Scott Wyden and Friends Test the PlusX

Scott Wyden Kivowitz recently gave a presentation entitled Photography Studio Lighting on a Budget for the Google+ community of New Jersey photographers. Held at Dynalite’s Union, New Jersey studio, studio portraiture was demonstrated and practiced with Dynalite’s hardware triggered by PocketWizard PlusX radios.

After Scott’s presentation was over, students practiced studio portraiture using the Dynalite gear and PlusX radio triggers. Scott put together a quick video of student impressions on the PlusX.

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VIDEO: Why SLR Lounge Loves the Plus III

The photographers at Lin & Jirsa Photography loved their PocketWizard Plus II radios for their reliability, but at the end of last year they made a video about the new guy in their arsenal, the PocketWizard Plus III.

PocketWizard Plus IIIIn this article and video review, presented by SLR Lounge, Pye Jirsa explains how the Plus III earned so much love. Part of what won photographers over were improvements made to the build: the antenna is safely tucked within the body, the hot shoe mount is made of a sturdier material, and the LCD screen displays remaining battery life. On top of that, the Plus III includes new features, like Quad-Zone triggering, while being less expensive than its predecessor.

Having tried all kinds of other triggers, he concludes, “We don’t mess around when it comes to radio triggers. We need to make sure that they’re firing and they’re firing consistently. We don’t want to miss any shots and that’s why we use the Plus III’s at the studio.”

Read the full article and see Lin & Jirsa’s work here.

 

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Taking a Street Studio to (Literally) Extreme Lengths

MUMUȘ Photo Hub, for the sheer joy of doing something new, different, and just a little bit crazy, set up a mini photography studio on the street… and then banished their photographer to a terrace 200 feet away and five stories up.

sk-mumusHe communicated with this assistants using walkie talkies and a couple of PocketWizard Plus III radio triggers took care of the rest.

Watch the video to see the results, connect with them on Facebook, and check out their site.

 

 

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Scott Kelby Answers all Your Remote Camera Questions

Scott Kelby has been doing a lot with remote camera triggering lately, with some great results using remote cameras at Atlanta Falcons games. We’ve posted a few previous stories about his exploits, and now he’s back with the definitive guide to remote camera triggering.

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He goes over what you need, how to set up it, and gives a couple of tips on where to place your cameras. He’s been depending on the PocketWizard Plus III’s to trigger all four of his cameras and he says:

“I used these for the first time during the play-offs and and I’m in love with these things. The range is incredible… so you can put remotes in crazy places. It also has 32 different channels so you don’t have to worry about someone else firing yours.”

He hopes the video inspires more people to try remote camera triggering and we do to! “Once you do it one time,” he says, “you’re going to absolutely love it!”

See more videos from Scott at scottkelby.com and for more videos, check out KelbyTV.

 

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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.

See more of Erik’s work at erikisakson.com and erikisakson.tumblr.com.
See more of what Jason does at jmaughan.com and connect with him on Twitter and Instagram.

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Setting up a Photo Booth from Start to Finish

Considering almost everyone has a camera of some form or another with them all the time, it’s kind of crazy how popular (and fun) a good old fashioned photo booth can be.

In this AdoramaTV video presented by Mark Wallace, you’ll learn how to set up a photo booth that will automatically process and display your photos. All guests need to do is pick up the PocketWizard Plus III, stashed by the entrance, and click away to remotely fire both the camera and the flash.

Don’t forget, silly faces are mandatory and strictly enforced!

 

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That Nikon Guy on the PlusX

Matt, or That Nikon Guy, is a longtime PocketWizard user who owns quite a number of different models, including the Plus II, Plus III, MiniTT1, and FlexTT5, so when he talks about triggers, you’re sure he knows his stuff.

In this video, he presents the PocketWizard PlusX, which he finds to be a great option for people who want “rock solid reliability”, but don’t need all the features of the Plus III or FlexTT5. It’s also compatible with all other PocketWizards, making it great for someone like Matt, who’s already invested in a PocketWizard system.

Despite his name, That Nikon Guy is a great resource for photographers, no matter what gear you favor. See more of his videos and connect with him on Facebook.

 

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Dave Lehl: Combining HyperSync with Light Trails

Photographer Dave Lehl wanted to take action photography somewhere new; somewhere he hadn’t seen it go before.

After a whole lot of experimentation, Dave came up with the winning combination of a long exposure to create light trails and a HyperSynced flash shot to freeze the action. He used an Elinchrome Ranger and a Lumedyne for lighting, triggered with his new PocketWizard MiniTT1 units.

Just how fast did he go? He says, “I just got the new PocketWizard Mini’s, which allow for HyperSync®, which means you can sync your flash at a much faster speed. I think I was shooting at around an 800th or a 1000th of a second.”

Watch the video above for more behind-the-scenes details and to see the final shots. See more of his work on his site and follow him on tumblr.

Note: This video contains more cats than you might expect.

 

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Doug Gordon Video on Off-Camera Lighting

Photographer and photo educator Doug Gordon breaks down a bridal portrait session in this 12+ minute video. He explains how he dials in different intensities from his lights directly from his camera with the PocketWizard FlexTT5, MiniTT1, and the AC3 ZoneController.

Gordon’s premise is to have his system as stripped down and foolproof as possible. Stressing the total lighting control he can achieve from behind the camera, Gordon shows how different lighting setups work with slightly different bridal poses to achieve astonishingly different portraits.

You can learn more about Gordon’s workshops on his site, creativeLIVE, and his YouTube channel.

 

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