Posts Tagged ‘Chris Garrison’

Making Waves, 17 January 2014

making_waves_logoMaking Waves is a weekly round-up of current posts featuring PocketWizard products.

Dean Blotto Gray, photographer for Burton Snowboards takes snowboarding off the mountain for his recent shoot, which is referred to as a ‘street mission’.  Among his 195 pounds of gear that is packed for the shoot the PocketWizard Plus III Transceivers are guaranteed to make the trip.  “Lights, Camera, Action”

Photo: © Dean Blotto Gray

Photo: © Dean Blotto Gray


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Making Waves, 18 October 2013

making_waves_logoMaking Waves is a weekly round-up of current posts featuring PocketWizard products.

 

Foto Care has put out a series of informative and easy-to-understand videos which show what PocketWizard technology can do for your photography. Don’t miss these brief, professional, and free resources!

The first is entitled “Using PocketWizards with handheld flash and strobe units.”

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Making Waves, 30 August 2013

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PocketWizard Blog reader-favorite Chris Garrison is still hot on the Red Bull scene. He put together a great post on a shoot combining the impossible, land and water sport figures together, featuring Terry Adams and Adam Errington. Packed with behind-the-scenes photos, two videos, and the whole story, don’t miss Chris Garrison and his PocketWizard FlexTT5 and PowerST4 pulling off the impossible. As always, get your fix of Chris Garrison at his site and blog.

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Making Radio Waves, 2 August 2013

Welcome to the first edition of PocketWizard’s Making Radio Waves roundup. As we come across interesting shoots utilizing PocketWizard technology, we’ll be putting them together in a series of posts, featuring links to the original sources where you can learn more about the shots, the shooter, and the gear. We hope you enjoy this, and look forward to you sending us any content you think might be appropriate.

 

Chris Garrison
Chris Garrison recently created some outstanding environmental portraits of Pat Panakos, the mastermind behind the Projects wake park. His blog post features some of the images, meta data, gear list, a useful lighting diagram, and a great video. Chris used PocketWizard Plus III Transceivers and the PocketWizard PowerST4 Receiver for Elinchrom RX.

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What Can HyperSync Do for You?

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Sebastian Kienle as photographed by Donald Miralle, 1/500th, f/4.5. ©Donald Miralle.

HyperSync® is one of the most revolutionary features for flash photography since the flash bulb. It’s also the least known or understood concept in flash photography despite it being four years since it was first introduced.

Simply put, HyperSync is a feature in our ControlTL® radios that lets you use shutter speeds above the normal x-sync limitations when using studio flash. It is very dependent on the camera and flash models being used but with the right combination of gear you can use shutter speeds all the way to 1/8000th of a second with studio flash!

How is this possible? The ControlTL radios with this feature (MiniTT1, FlexTT5, PowerST4, PowerMC2) are able to advance the timing of the flash triggering so at speeds above x-sync you’re still getting light from the flash to expose the sensor. Normally, if you tried to go above your camera’s x-sync speed with a flash, you would get “clipping” or a black bar across your image. That part of the sensor missed being exposed by the flash because it was exposed prior to the flash firing.

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Chris Garrison’s “Hand”

© 2012 Chris Garrison

Where were you on 29 November 2012? If you weren’t here with us watching Chris Garrison’s HyperSync® and extreme sports themed Webinar, then you’re in luck because it’s been archived right here for your viewing pleasure.

To get the show-stopping photo above, Chris employed the help of a boat full of studio strobes, a spare gorilla hand, HyperSync technology, wakeboarding talent, and a whole lot of patience.

Learn the story behind this shot and many more by watching the archived Webinar.

 

All images in this post are used with permission and ©Chris Garrison, all rights reserved; story is ©PocketWizard. Please respect and support photographers’ rights. Feel free to link to this blog post, but please do not replicate or repost elsewhere without written permission.

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Sarah Silver’s Motion Trails

Photo by Sarah Silver | Dress by J. Mendel

Photo by Sarah Silver | Dress by J. Mendel

Rangefinder magazine has an article up entitled “Pushing the Limits with Light and Speed,” featuring dance photographer Sarah Silver and Chris Garrison. We’ve posted about Chris’ work with HyperSync® a number of times, but this is the first we’ve heard of Sarah’s unique style.

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Sarah uses a slow shutter speed and strobes with a short flash duration, triggered by PocketWizard Plus® III’s, to visually represent the powerful and dramatic movements of her dancer subjects.

Rangefinder writes of her work, “Whether she’s photographing dancers frozen in a firestorm of water or a Muybridge-esque running sequence for Nike, Silver’s lighting, timing and vision are spot-on at capturing exciting images at the peak of the moment.”

Read the article on Rangefinder and see more of Sarah’s work on her site.

 

All images and quotes in this post are used with permission and ©Rangefinder Magazine, all rights reserved; story is ©PocketWizard. Please respect and support photographers’ rights. Feel free to link to this blog post, but please do not replicate or repost elsewhere without written permission.

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Chris Garrison’s Broken Mirror

We’ve previously featured sports photographer Chris Garrison several times on the PocketWizard blog. On Alliance Wakeboard’s site he recently documented a shoot he did with Nate Perry. Garrison had an idea for a shot he wanted to get, which Perry describes in the post as “[not] too hard. It was just a cab 180 nose press, early pass back backside 180 out.” Sounds simple, right?

To capture this shot, Garrison used a Nikon D2x, Elinchrom Ranger heads and packs, and tied it all together with a PocketWizard FlexTT5 and PowerST4 units. He points out that he used HyperSync technology to help him shooting in the harsh, flat light of 12 noon. Garrison has written about HyperSync previously.

Garrison also did some experimentation with a broken mirror he found on the side of the road. Is there nothing this photographer won’t try? Don’t miss all the details at the full post.

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Chris Garrison on HyperSync

Photographer Chris Garrison has shared his thoughts on HyperSync technology with us. You can learn more about Chris and his work by visiting his site and his blog

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1/800th at f/7.1.

HyperSync(TM) is the single largest game changer for photographers using studio-type flashes. As photographers, we are once again taking part in another evolution of our industry. I consider the introduction of HyperSync technology by PocketWizard to be as large as the digital format transition. We are no longer just freezing motion with shutter speed or light, we are actually painting light onto the frozen motion.

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Five Photography Tips: Chris Garrison

We first profiled Chris Garrison and his amazing photography in November. Since then, he’s continued his amazing photography of athletes in snow and water, or rather, typically flying above snow and water, while pushing the limits of PocketWizard Hypersync technology.

Chris offered to participate in our Five Photography Tips ongoing feature. Here’s the points he felt are important enough to share with other shooters.

©Chris Garrison

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