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.
He 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.
Adam Bronkhorst is a Brighton-based portrait photographer who also offers workshops on a variety of topics, from toy cameras to wedding photography.
As a teacher, Adam always recommended PocketWizard radio triggers to his students saying that “I’ve tried most things on the market and I’ve found what works and more importantly what doesn’t work, so if I can save people time and money then I’m more than happy to.” PocketWizards, he says, “just work.”
He was overjoyed to hear about the new PlusX, an affordable option with the same range and reliability of the other more advanced PocketWizard triggers.
FREE LIVE VIDEO SEMINAR Control Your Lights & Cameras with PocketWizard Plus III and PlusX Radios
PocketWizard radios enable you take your flash off-camera and use it almost anywhere for lighting effects ranging from natural-looking to amazing.
You can also use the Plus III or PlusX to fire remote cameras in sync with remote flashes. If you are not using them now, they should be at the top of your must-have list.
Host Joe Brady will show you how to make best use of the PocketWizard Plus III and new PlusX radio triggers. He’ll demonstrate how they work together with your camera system and various camera and flash techniques to improve the way you shoot pictures. He will even show you new ways to use those old flash units you may have put away.
Join us at this free live broadcast sponsored by PocketWizard and learn how to take control of your camera and lights from anywhere.
The PocketWizard Plus III, one of the most popular models in our current line of products, has new firmware available in the form of version 1.200!
One of the most noticeable differences to be found in the new firmware is the new system to monitor battery level. In our previous firmware, battery level was conveyed solely by color, but in firmware revision 1.200 we have changed this to be more intuitive and even easier to read. Now when the battery is between full and fifty percent the Status LED will blink green once, when between fifty and twenty-five percent the Status LED will blink amber twice, and when below twenty-five percent the Status LED will blink red three times.
Along with the improved battery indicator we have also made adjustments that improve communications between the Plus III and the MultiMax as well as improved compatibility with several older flash models. To read about these changes read the Plus III Firmware 1.200 release notes.
To update your radio simply plug your radio via USB into your computer and open the latest PocketWizard Utility (version 1.54) and the option to update will come up automatically. If you do not have the latest PocketWizard Utility, find it on our Downloads page.
Joe Morahan at Morahan Visuals in Colorado is seriously into time-lapse photography. He recently brought his Canon cameras to bear on a group of Vans footware and some skateboards, putting together this amusing and impressive footage.
What’s so impressive about sneakers getting stitched together? That’s a good question, but as any exceptional craftsman will tell you, the quality is not always indicative of what you see. It’s primarily what doesn’t go wrong which denotes superior skill, strong concept, and gorgeous aesthetic.
As Morahan points out in his behind-the-scenes blog post on the shoot, “PocketWizard just saved me hundreds of dollars.” How did this happen? By not having to physically pause eight cameras after each shot. Remote camera triggering with PocketWizard technology is used extensively in this video. If each camera needed to be physically handled, that would’ve allowed for even minor physical movement of them, and that would’ve forced he and his team to start over again from the beginning.
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 fewpreviousstories about his exploits, and now he’s back with the definitive guide to remote camera triggering.
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!”
The Phoblographer’s Chris Gampat is out of the gate and running with the new PocketWizard PlusX. He’s written up his first impressions of the just-announced trigger and says “so far they’re quite tempting — especially at the $99 price point.”
In the couple of hours he spent with them, Chris managed to trigger studio strobes and flashes from two floors above and on the other side of the building from his apartment. In a later review, he’ll be comparing them to his Plus III’s, but for now he concludes the PlusX is “compact, solid feeling, reliable, and simple to use.”
Wes Craft Photography is a husband and wife wedding photography team working out of Chicago, priding themselves on capturing “bold, beautiful, editorial wedding photography.” Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at one prime example of their work.
On the wedding day we strive to capture all the emotional moments in vivid and dynamic ways. It’s part of our signature look to use off-camera lighting to achieve that. PocketWizard Plus III radios allow us to fire our multiple lighting groups in customized combinations and overcome challenges to get the shot. Sometimes, as it was with this shot, it’s the simplest lighting setup that works best.
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.
It’s the last day of WPPI, and the response to our special, limited edition Plus III in “Tutu Pink” is almost as frenzied as the buzz surrounding our new PlusX.
The pink Plus III was created to support the Carey Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to real world support of women fighting breast cancer. Established by Linda and Bob Carey, the organization will also be benefitting from an upcoming gallery show featuring Bob’s Tutu Project images.
On the evening of March 22nd in New York City, details will be announced on how you can bid on one of just 20 signed and numbered PocketWizard Plus III radio triggers in “Tutu Pink.”